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Changing an Administrative Assessment by the Child Support Agency

There are limited grounds to change an administrative assessment. The grounds for a departure from an administrative assessment are as follows:

  • Reason 1: High costs of enabling a parent to spend time with, or communicate with, the child.
  • Reason 2: High costs associated with the child’s special needs.
  • Reason 3: High costs of caring for, educating or training the child in the way both parents intended.
  • Reason 4: Child’s income, earning capacity, property or financial resources.
  • Reason 5: Payer has paid or transferred money, goods or property to the child, the payee, or a 3rd party for the benefit of the child.
  • Reason 6: Payee’s high child care costs for the child (and the child is under 12 years).
  • Reason 7: The parent’s necessary expenses significantly affect their capacity to support the child.
  • Reason 8: Income, earning capacity, property or financial resources of one or both parents.
  • Reason 9: The parent’s capacity to support the child is significantly affected by:
    • (a) their legal duty to maintain another child or person,
    • (b) their necessary expenses in supporting another child or person they have a legal duty to maintain,
    • (c) their high costs of enabling them to spend time with or communicate with, another child or person they have a legal duty to maintain.
  • Reason 10: Parent’s responsibility to maintain a resident child reduces capacity to support child support child.

Information about changing an administrative assessment are available on the human services website