If you’re on a benefit you’ll only receive child support where the amount collected from the liable parent is more than the benefit entitlement.

If this is the case you’ll receive the difference between the two amounts on the 7th of the month following the month in which the payment was received.  

If you’re not on a benefit you’ll get all the child support collected from the liable parent (not including penalties). Payments received from the liable parent by the due date are direct credited to your bank account on the 7th of the following month.

You only receive the amount collected by us for a particular month.  

We won’t be able to pay you until the overdue amount has been paid by the liable parent if the liable parent:

• pays late, or

• doesn’t pay at all.  

You’ll find more info here.


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