It as assessment based on the funds remaining from the childs parents income after self support is removed.
You've got two parent on limited income the CS figures will be small. You've got one or both on good incomes there is more 'spare' money to go towards the child.
It's not about giving a child a dollar figure for worth. It's giving them a proportional amount of their parents income to contribute towards their costs.
CSA telemarketers? uuuummmm. No.
Who on earth were you talking too and what fresh telemarketing scam is a brewing?
I know they arnt telemarketers per say but the ones you talk too usually are not the ones that make the decisions they are more like secretaries I guess. I have heard too many people told totally different things I think they need a bit more understanding of the whole CS thing if they are going to answer questions. No scam lol
also the people on the phone, with all centrelink/CSA/FSA offices are basically entering the details into the computer software, it runs the algorithm and the rates pop up in the record
Child support works by taking the incomes of both parent, taking out self support amount, identifying the remaining income that COULD be used for children, then aportioning the resposibility of the pool of funds depending on cost ratio ( similar to care %).
This is why it is possible for a primary carer to have their CS payment received DECREASE when their pay goes down. It's also why sometimes you'll see what seems like a small or large increase/decrease when you would expect different, because it's using BOTH incomes and cost %
mama and her little bearxxx (20-12-2012)
OK but when you tell them that the payee is making more than what they are reporting and ask if you can prove it will it make a difference and they say "no what the payee makes doesn't matter on how much is paid" and you ask clearly so they can make a million dollars a year and CS payments will remain the same" Then get a "yes" answer but then people here say that they are told it does what is one suppose to assume?
There are actually cases (seen with parents here on bubhub) where the person with the MOST CARE of their child, is still paying CS to the OTHER parent.
Child lives with Mum 80% of the time. Dad 20%
Mum is on awesome income, Dad is on unemployment.
Mum pays child support to dad to help ensure child's standard of care and living is equal over both locations.
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