Child Support & Family Payments

There is a direct relationship between Child Support and Family Tax Benefits, known as the Income Maintenance Test (IMT).  Click here for more information. The IMT sets the level at which family assistance is received once the assessed level of child support is taken into consideration. The family tax benefits will be paid at the ' minimum base rate' if you do not have a registered child-support agreement or an exemption from collecting child support.

Family Payment Debts. Women can receive a family tax benefit owed to the Australian Government. This can occur because the payer (primarily men) has underreported their income, which has been accepted by Services Australia.

SMFA urge every woman to challenge this debt. The process and form can be found at this link

Challenge the debt
SMFA urges women to seek advice on this matter.
Economic Justice Australia
Women Legal Services of Australia