Child Support Act 1995

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1995/34/contents

Introductory Text

Application for a departure direction

1. Applications for departure directions.
2. Preliminary consideration.
3. Imposition of a regular payments condition.
4. Determination of applications.
5. Matters to be taken into account.
6. Departure directions.
7. Effect and duration.
8. Appeals.
9. Transitional provisions.

The child maintenance bonus
10. The child maintenance bonus.

Reviews of maintenance assessments etc.

11. Reviews: interim maintenance assessments.
12. Reviews on change of circumstances.
13. Continuation of reviews under section 18 of 1991 Act.
14. Cancellation of maintenance assessments on review.
15. Reviews at instigation of child support officers.

Appeals

16. Lapse of appeals to child support appeal tribunals.
17. Determination of questions other than by Child Support Commissioners.

Miscellaneous

18. Deferral of right to apply for maintenance assessment.
19. Non-referral of applications for maintenance assessments.
20. Disputed parentage.
21. Fees for scientific tests.
22. Arrears of child support maintenance: alternative to interest payments.
23. Repayment of overpaid child support maintenance.
24. Compensation payments.
25. Payment of benefit where maintenance payments collected by Secretary of State.

Supplemental

26. Regulations and orders.
27. Interpretation.
28. Financial provisions.
29. Provision for Northern Ireland.
30. Short title, commencement, extent etc.

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1
Departure Directions
The following Schedule is inserted in the 1991 Act, after...

SCHEDULE 2
Departure Directions: The Cases and Controls
The following Schedule is inserted in the 1991 Act, after...

SCHEDULE 3
Minor and Consequential Amendments

Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1)
1.In section 617(2) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act...

Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48)

2.The 1991 Act is amended as follows.
3.(1) In section 14 (information required by Secretary of State),...
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7.(1) Section 24 (appeal to Child Support Commissioner) is amended...
8.(1) In section 25 (appeal from Child Support Commissioner on...
9.In section 30 (collection and enforcement of maintenance payments other...
10.In section 33 (liability orders), at the end add—
11.In section 41 (retention by Secretary of State of arrears...
12.In section 46(5) (circumstances in which child support officer may...
13.In section 47 (fees), in subsections (1) and (2) in...
14.In section 48(1) (power of Secretary of State to confer...
15.In section 52(2) (statutory instruments subject to affirmative resolution control)—...
16.In section 54 (interpretation), insert the following definitions in the...
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18.(1) In Schedule 4 (Child Support Commissioners), after paragraph 2...
19.(1) In paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 5 (amendment of the...

Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5)
20.In section 170(5) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992...
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