Child support paying parents
The best way to avoid debt is to pay the full amount you owe, on time, every month. But if you get behind in your payments or think you are going to have trouble paying on time, please contact us.
Find out ways to pay your child support debt. If you get behind in your payments, or think you are going to have trouble paying on time, you should contact Child Support immediately.
You can pay your child support payments by credit or debit card, automatic deductions from your benefit, online payments, automatic payments, posting a cheque, or at any Westpac branch.
Find out the methods of making child support payments from outside New Zealand. Your options include using bank drafts, personal cheques, telegraphic transfer, or a credit or debit card.
Learn how paying parents can avoid a debt by paying your child support in full and on time, and by telling us about any changes in your circumstances that could affect the amount you need to pay.
Penalties apply if you do not make your child support payments on time. If your full child support amount is not paid on time, you are charged a penalty of either $5 or 10% of the unpaid amount, whichever is the greater.
Date published: 28 Oct 2004
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