1.1.V.20 Voluntary maintenance

Definition

Voluntary maintenance is maintenance (1.1.M.10) that is paid by a person who does not have a maintenance liability (1.1.M.23).

Example: Geoff and Rachael are separated and Rachael has care of their 3 children. Geoff agrees to pay Rachael $300 per fortnight voluntary maintenance until his liability is assessed by Child Support. Once his liability has been assessed by Child Support, Geoff is required to pay the amount as assessed by Child Support.

Policy reference: FA Guide 3.1.5 Maintenance Action Test for FTB Part A, 3.1.6 Child Support Assessments & Agreements, 3.1.7 Maintenance Income Test

Last reviewed: 16 May 2016