Child Support Private Collect Exemption

A partial exemption allows the payee to privately collect an amount of Child Support which is less than the payees full Child Support assessed entitlement without failing the maintenance action test.  It is used where a payee has a fear of violence at the prospect of pursuing their full entitlement.  The exemption ensures that the payees rate of FTB Part A will be based on the amount of child support received, not the amount of the child support assessment.  NCSMC urges all women to seek advice before agreeing to a private collect and be informed that the payee can transfer to child support collect. CSA cannot collect debt whilst in a Private Collect and can typically collect the last three months of debt when changed to a Child Support Collect. All Domestic Violence exemptions are granted by social workers within the Department of Human Services.

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