Most useful information for Separated parents

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Help when you’re deciding to separate

Separating can impact your finances, family, and other areas in your life.

  1. Separated parents
  2. Separating

Guide for newly separated parents

A list of tasks you may want to do when going through separation.

  1. Separated parents
  2. Most useful information

Separation details form (MOD S)

Use this form to let us know you’ve separated from your partner.

  1. Separated parents
  2. Learning about child support

Child support payment types

When you’ve decided what your child support arrangement will be, you’ll need to choose how to transfer payments.

  1. Separated parents
  2. Most useful information

Request to change payment collection method form (CS1979)

Use this form if you are the receiving parent and you already have a registered Child Support case with us and you want to change your collection method.

  1. Child support assessment
  2. How to manage your assessment

Child support when your child turns 18

Normally child support stops when your child turns 18. If your child's in secondary study, you can apply to extend it to the end of the school year.

  1. Child support assessment
  2. How to manage your assessment

Child Support Overpayments

Find out about child support overpayments and how to manage them.

Lump sums while on income support

A lump sum is a one off amount of money. They can count in your income test and may affect your payment from us.

  1. Death of a loved one
  2. Most useful information

Advice of death form (SA116)

Use these forms to advise us of the death of an adult or child. We’ll use these details to update records with Medicare, Centrelink and Child Support.


Deeming rules are used to work out income from your financial assets. We add this to your other income and apply the income test to work out your payment rate.

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