18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199 Income from Maintenance, Property Settlements & Life Interests