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2.2 Care

Introduction

This chapter explains how the Registrar will determine percentages of care.

Changes to care determinations & alignment of care from 1 July 2010

From 1 July 2010, where parents and non-parent carers are both parties to a child support assessment and recipients of FTB, care determinations for child support and family assistance purposes are aligned (2.2.5).

See 2.2.6 for information on the rules prior to 1 July 2010.

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