22.214.171.124 Reviews - Maintenance
A recipient is required to notify if they start receiving maintenance or the rate of maintenance they receive changes. This will trigger a review.
When a recipient is receiving maintenance, a delegate MUST determine:
- the current rate paid for the recipient and each dependent child (1.1.D.70),
- the relationship between the recipient and person paying maintenance,
- whether the payments are voluntary or ordered by the court, and
- whether the recipient is receiving the benefit of any other payments made on their behalf.
Policy reference: SS Guide 126.96.36.199 General Provisions for Income & Assets Reviews
Review action for maintenance variation or cessation
The following table shows the review action required when a recipient advises of a maintenance variation or cessation.
|If a recipient advises…||Then a delegate MUST…|
|a variation in maintenance, and it is necessary to verify the payment,||
consult either the:
Policy reference: SS Guide 188.8.131.52 Income from Maintenance, Property Settlements & Life Interests