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1.1.N.37 Non-resident parent


From 1 July 2008 the term 'non-resident parent' has been replaced with the term 'payer' (1.1.P.72).


The term non-resident parent was used to refer to a parent who was required to pay child support to the resident parent (1.1.R.40) of a child. The non-resident parent must be the child's natural or adoptive parent.

Before the Family Law Reform changes in 1996, a non-resident parent was known as the 'non-custodial parent' (1.1.N.30).

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

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