Child support assessments Part 2

Version 3.0, Last updated 21 November 2012 3:40pm

Introduction

The Registrar can make an administrative assessment of child support for eligible children.

In this part

The chapters in this part describe the rules relating to child support assessments.

Contents

Applying for a child support assessment
This chapter describes how the Registrar makes a decision on an application for administrative assessment. The Registrar can only accept an application for a child support assessment when the child, the parents and/or the applicant are each eligible under the Assessment Act. This chapter explains the eligibility requirements for children, parents and non-parent carers as well as the parentage requirements.
Care
This chapter explains how percentages of care are calculated, including the provisions that are used to determine or change a care percentage.
Child support periods
This chapter describes the start and end dates of child support periods and which financial year of income the Registrar will use when making an assessment for a child support period.
Formula assessment
This chapter describes the administrative formulas the Registrar uses to calculate a child support assessment. It explains how the Registrar uses income and care to calculate a child support assessment and how the parents’ combined incomes are used to calculate the costs of children. It also includes information about when the minimum annual rate of child support, or a fixed annual rate assessment, is used.
Applications and elections to amend an assessment
This chapter describes the applications and elections that a customer may make to amend their child support assessment.
It describes how and when a customer can make an estimate of income when their income decreases. It also explains how a customer can apply to have certain income earned after separation excluded from their assessment. It explains how a customer can make an application for the fixed annual assessment not to be used, or can apply to reduce the minimum annual rate of child support to nil.

It also contains information about applying to have an assessment continued (or relevant dependent child included in an assessment) to the end of the school year in which a secondary student turns 18.
Change of assessment
This chapter describes the issues that the Registrar has to consider when making a decision to change an assessment by departing from the formula under part 6A of the Assessment Act.
Agreements
This chapter describes how parents can make child support agreements. It describes the effect of a child support agreement on a child support assessment.
Court variation to assessments
This chapter describes when a court can make orders that affect a child support assessment and how the Registrar interprets court orders which will affect a child support assessment.
Making and amending child support assessments
This chapter describes the procedural rules for making assessments and notes the information required in a notice of assessment. It describes when the Registrar will amend an assessment and also how an assessment creates a liability to pay child support and when those amounts are payable.
Suspending and ending assessments
This chapter contains information about how the liability to pay child support can be suspended when parents reconcile. It also contains information about how a person entitled to receive child support can elect to end the assessment. Information about terminating events which end an assessment is also included.