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Explaining child support

Find out what child support is, the options available to you, the different types of care, and a glossary of the words and terms we use.

New child support changes

There were new changes to child support on 1 April 2016. Find out what these changes are and how they could affect you.

An overview of child support

Read about what child support is, what children qualify and find out what matters are not for child support.

Your child support options

Read about whether you should apply for child support, our involvement, and what other options are available to you.

Types of child support care

Read about recognised care and what happens if you're looking after a child that's not yours.

Child support glossary

See the list of terms we use.