Choose a collection option

The person who will receive child support can choose how the paying parent pays them.

This can be through:

Compare the collection options.

If you want to change it

Contact us to talk about other options if your choice isn’t working out.

The parent who receives child support must agree before we can change it.

Effect on Family Tax Benefit

There is a close link between your child support payments and Family Tax Benefit.

Your collection option can change how much Family Tax Benefit Part A you receive.

You need to think about this when choosing a collection option.

Read about child support and Family Tax Benefit.

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Page last updated: 21 April 2017

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