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1.1.E.35 Entitlement method (FTB)


For the purposes of FTB, the entitlement method is the default method used to estimate the amount of maintenance (1.1.M.10) an instalment (1.1.I.100) individual receives by:

  • private collection (1.1.P.130) of a Child Support assessment (, court order or court registered agreement (, or
  • Child Support collection.

The entitlement method assumes that the individual is receiving the amount of maintenance that has been assessed by Child Support, or is contained in the court order or court registered agreement unless the individual advises otherwise.

The entitlement method is based on the amount of maintenance the individual is entitled to receive.

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, Maintenance income - entitlement method

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