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Child support payments

Find out more about making and receiving payments, child support exemptions and other payment information.

Making payments for child support

Find out how to pay your child support and how deductions from Work and Income benefits are managed.

Receiving child support

Find out when and how you receive your child support, what happens if you're on a benefit, if you receive too much, and what happens when a liable parent doesn't pay.

Exemptions from paying child support

If you're in prison or hospital for at least 13 weeks in a row, under 16 or the victim of a sex offence we may be able to stop or reduce your child support payments.