This person I know has 2 kids one is 8 and one is 17, 2 different mothers, living with neither of them.
The 17 year old is working full time earning an adult wage, NOT studying but still living at home. Living in Victoria with the mother!
The 8 year old, this person has every weekend, or every second weekend. Shared care. As he lives close by!
No even though they have shared care, the mother still claims FULL Tax Benefit A, and is the only one to get the FULL AMOUNT of the government bonus, yet still gets FULL child support payments.
So my question is, why does he still have to pay child support for a child earning MORE than him and not studying??
And why is he not entitled to part of the FTB-A even though they have shared care???
When I was younger, my mum got some CS then when I started working it stopped, then when I went back to study it started again....
But many phone calls have been made, and CS say that until the child leaves home child support still has to be paid for that child! ? ! ? ! why?????