The Child Support (Pass On) Acts Amendment Bill has received Royal assent, passing it into law.
The most significant feature of this Act is that, from 1 July, Inland Revenue will pass child support payments on to receiving carers on a sole parent rate of the benefit.
Further features of the Act are that from 1 July 2023:
- Receiving carers on a sole parent rate of benefit will no longer be required to have child support through Inland Revenue (IR).
- The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) will apply new rules for treating child support as income for benefits.
- IR will share information about child support payments made to receiving carers with MSD.
- Parents paying formula assessed child support will be able to include their monthly liability as a cost when they apply for Temporary Additional Support from MSD.
Child support payment changes.
New law passes on child support to sole parents.
Child support pass on Bill introduced.