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If you're a non-parent carer, use this form if you want to stop getting child support payments from 1 of the liable parents. This is often called waiving payments.

You can also use this form to cancel a waiver, which will restart payments for that parent.

Gather your information

You'll need:

  • your IRD number
  • your current address
  • contact details
  • the name of the liable parent the waiver applies to
  • to list which child or children this applies to
  • the date you want the waiver to start.

Download and fill in the form

Send the form to us in myIR

Send your completed form to us in myIR.

Make sure you let us know the message is for child support. Attach your completed IR959 form and any supporting documents to the message.

You do not need to sign the form when sending it to us in myIR.

How to send a message in myIR

What happens next

We'll waive the payments from the liable parent named in the form, starting from the date you request.

My responsibilities

If you want to stop getting your child support from both parents, you need to cancel your child support entirely.

Cancel your child support

If you're getting the sole parent rate of benefit or Unsupported Child's Benefit, you cannot cancel child support payments from the 1 parent. You also will not be able to cancel child support entirely.

Check you've included your correct information and any documents we need. Sign the form and send your documents to us at:

Child Support
PO Box 39010
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045

Child support - contact us