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1.1.A.15 Actual assessment method (FTB)

Definition

The actual assessment method is known as the 'disbursement' method (1.1.D.100) and is used to estimate the amount of maintenance (1.1.M.10) an individual will receive for a relevant assessment period (1.1.R.25).

The actual assessment method, or disbursement method, is only available to payees who have registered their child support assessment for collection by Child Support.

Policy reference: FA Guide 3.1.7 Maintenance income test

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