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1.1.N.27 Non-agency payment (NAP)


For the purposes of FTB, a NAP is a maintenance (1.1.M.10) payment made by a payer (1.1.P.72), who is registered with Child Support:

  • directly to the payee (1.1.P.71) or a third person, and
  • reported to Child Support by the
    • payer, or
    • payee.

NAPs are only applicable to child support cases registered for collection by Child Support.

Explanation: The payer pays an amount of child support directly to a payee, who usually has their payments collected and disbursed by Child Support.

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