Departure from formula assessment: re-establishment costs

2013 amendment to Child Support means parents seeking an administration review can have re-establishment costs taken into account when calculating liability.

There are currently several grounds on which a parent can seek an administrative review. The legislation will allow parents to seek an administrative review to have re-establishment costs taken into account when calculating liability. This addresses situations where a parent works additional hours to earn more income to pay costs to re-establish a home for themselves and others they have a duty to maintain. The additional income would usually lead to an additional child support liability or reduced child support entitlement, but re-establishment costs may now be taken into account through an administrative review.