Offsetting child support payments

2013 amendment to Child Support Act allowing CIR to offset monthly child support liability against child support arrears.

Currently, if two parents are each liable to pay the other an amount of child support, the Commissioner may offset one liability against the other. In future, the Commissioner will have discretion to offset monthly child support liability against child support arrears. Offsetting of liability cannot occur for a parent, if their child support entitlement is owed to the Crown - that is, they are a social security beneficiary.