Child support is money paid by parents who do not live with their children, or who share care with someone else.
What child support is, who can get it and the different kinds of arrangements you can use.
Being eligible for child support depends on whether your children qualify for child support, whether the other parent can be made liable and the amount of care you provide.
We can manage your child support payments through a formula assessment or voluntary agreement, or you can sort out your own payments through a private agreement with the other parent or non-parent carer.
Child support responsibilities, estimating your income and court orders.
When your child support automatically stops and when you need to cancel it.
You can apply for a review or objection when you think we have something wrong. You can apply for an exemption from paying child support in specific situations.
Find out how to apply for child support and make payments if a receiving carer or liable parent is living in another country.
From July 2023, when a liable parent makes a child support payment, it will be passed on to receiving carers on a sole parent rate of benefit.
Child support payments are now passed on to carers on a sole parent rate of benefit, instead of being used to pay the cost of providing the benefit.
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