Child Support online account help - Extend child support for child turning 18

Instructions on how to use your online account to extend child support for a child turning 18 to the end of the school year.

Step 1: get started

From your homepage, select children summary in the Quick links section.

From the Care Summary page, select Extend child support for a child turning 18.

Or select MENU, followed by Children, and Extend child support for a child turning 18.

Step 2: complete the application

The next page will display 4 tabs. You’ll start on the Information page. Read this page to help you complete your update, then select Next.

Select Exit if you:

  • no longer want to extend child support for your child turning 18
  • want to start again
  • want to save your progress and come back later.

If you select Exit, we’ll ask if you want to save your progress.

If you want to save your progress, select Yes, save for later, followed by OK.

If you don’t want to save your progress, select No thanks, delete it, followed by OK.

On the Select child page, select the child you want to extend child support for. If you want to extend the case for more than 1 child, complete separate applications for each child. Select Next to continue or Back if you need to change your details.

Select Exit if you:

  • no longer want to extend child support
  • want to save your progress and come back later
  • need to start again.

On the School details page, choose yes if the child is in full time secondary education. Additional information fields will present. Fill in all the required information fields. If you chose no, the application will go directly to step 3 review and submit without presenting additional information fields.

Check the information is correct. Select Next if the details are correct, then go to Step 3. If you need to make changes, select Back.

Select Exit if you:

  • don’t want to continue
  • want to save your progress and come back later
  • need to start again.

Step 3: review and submit

We’ll give you a summary of the details you’ve given us. Please review them before you submit your application.

Select School details and Child to check the information you gave us – in this example we’ve selected School details.

Select Back if you need to make changes.

Select Exit if you:

  • don’t want to continue
  • want to save your progress and come back later
  • need to start again.

If all the details are correct, read the declaration. If you understand and agree with the declaration, select I have read, understood and accept the declaration.

Select Submit.

Step 4: receipt

We’ll give you a receipt to confirm your update. Make a note of the Receipt ID for your records.

Select Finish to go back to your homepage.

Step 5: sign out

From your homepage you can complete other transactions or Return to myGov.

For your privacy and security, sign out when you’ve finished using your myGov account.

Page last updated: 8 September 2020