Waiver of right to payment

2013 amendment to Child Support Act means non-parent receiving carer may waive their right to receive payments yet to be paid by a liable parent for that child.

A non-parent receiving carer may give notice to waive their right to receive child support payments yet to be paid by a liable parent for that child. This might arise, for example, where the non-parent receiving carer is a relative of one of the liable parents and does not wish to collect child support from their family member, but wishes to collect child support from the other liable parent. The non-parent receiving carer cannot waive their right if they are receiving an unsupported child's benefit for the child. Similarly, the waiver is revoked if the non-parent receiving carer begins to receive an unsupported child's benefit for the child.