Please , help me... Child support ..
Answered 2 years ago
Firt time seperated mum of 9 years old.
I moved out from husband last november as it was a dv case. We currently share our 9 year old son as I have 70% care and he got 30%.
Within weeks after moved out I lost my job and ththerefore , I rereceive $ 750 from centalink for job seeker payment and another $170 for family assistance . I use that money to pay $700 for my fortnightly rental payment . Left over $220 for bills and foods.
Now husband wants to know how much I recieve from centalink . He wants to put it as my sole income when calculating child support .
Is it correct . ?
Is centalink support consider as my income when calculating how much he has to pay for child support ...?
Please, mums help me with this..
It would be great if you can post me where did you get info...
Thanks all , Stay safe ..🙏
Have an answer?
He just messaged me minutes ago. We agreed previously, for sharing the child me being main carer as I got 70%.
I was a uni student that time , working part time. My earning was less than 15000. He earns 105,000. Within weeks after move out, I lost my job, which put me centalink job seeker income. No, I don't get any payments other than those two. Only , I received my first support payment of $750 for corona virus situation .
He hasn't paid any seperation payment or any child support except $750 which he paid 3 weeks ago . That was when he wanted me to care the son continuesly due to corona virus situation . I agreed for that as thinking I can keep my son in home safely as dad has to go to work in cbd and I don't have to go out.
Then he just messaged me now, saying as I kept my son for 3 weeks continuesly , he is gonna leave him 100% for me..
I feel lost, crying and shivering while typing this right now as I want my son to have both parents ..
I don't know what to do..
He is using current situation against to me....
It is just your taxable income the CSA needs to determine your level of child support - so no need to include rent assistance and FTB just the jobseeker payment is taxed. So, try to estimate what your overall taxable income will be for 19/20 - including the income from your last job.
Also, the more child support paid the less FTB you receive.
Good on you for creating a new and safe life!
ps. just look on the centrelink website for calculator and you can put in info for how much you get, how much he earns, the care etc.