Changes to child support for sole parent students
07 March 2016.
From 1 March 2016 sole parent students will be entitled to keep their child support payments while receiving a Jobseeker Support Student Hardship (JSSH) benefit.
In addition, from 1 March:
- sole parent students receiving a JSSH benefit will no longer have to apply for a formula assessment of child support
- Inland Revenue will make sure they receive the full amount of any child support payments that have been collected on their behalf.
If sole parent students wish to make changes or discuss their child support arrangements they need to contact Inland Revenue on 0800 221 221