1.1.D.75 Designated child support child (FTB)

Definition

For the purposes of recovery of child support debts from FTB, a designated child support child of a person has the same meaning as in Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 section 72AB. Section 72AB applies to a person if the person is:

  • entitled to FTB, and
  • the child for whom the person is eligible for FTB is a designated child support child of the person, and
  • that child is an FTB child or a regular care child (1.1.R.21) who is also a rent assistance child.

A child of a person is a designated child support child of a person if:

  • the person has a registrable maintenance liability under the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 section 17 in respect of the child,
  • an amount payable under the liability is a child support debt in respect of the child, and
  • the debt has remained unpaid (in whole or part) and it is past the date which the debt became due and payable under the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 section 66.

Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 228 Maximum deduction

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 section 72AB Deductions from FTB, section 17 Liabilities in relation to children that are registrable maintenance liabilities, section 66 when child support debts become payable

Last reviewed: 11 May 2015