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Reciprocating jurisdictions and residency for child support

We have arrangements for child support with a number of countries. We call these reciprocating jurisdictions.

  1. Separated parents
  2. Most useful information

Details of your child’s care arrangements form (FA012)

Use this form to provide information about your child’s care arrangements.

  1. Separated parents
  2. Separating

Guide for newly separated parents

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

  1. Child support assessment
  2. How we work out your assessment

The child support assessment formula

The child support assessment formula looks at your circumstances to work out how much child support should be paid.

  1. Separated parents
  2. Separating

Update your details with us when you’re separating

It’s important to update your details with us if you get a payment. This is so we pay you the right amount.

  1. Child support assessment
  2. How we work out your assessment

Basic child support formula

This formula is for parents with only one child support assessment.

  1. Child support assessment
  2. How we work out your assessment

Fixed and minimum child support assessments

We can base some child support assessments on a fixed rate or a minimum rate.

Payment schedule and rates for people outside Australia

We’ll pay your pension differently if you live outside Australia on a permanent or long term basis.

  1. Family Tax Benefit
  2. Who can get it

Family Tax Benefit Part A eligibility

We pay Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A per child. The amount we pay you depends on your family’s circumstances.

Advance payment

You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.

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