How Can They Base A Formula On Two Incomes When One Income Is Government Paid – Case 71


This is case study number 71

This is Keri-anne’s Story:

Keri-anne – Tell us about what is going on with your situation?

My partner has one child who he sees very little, the mother of the child is on the DPB.

How much did you pay on the old formula?


On the NEW formula what will that amount be per month?


Are you happy with the new formula?


What are your main reasons for being not happy with it?

How can they justify their figures? Just because someone earns money on paper DOES NOT mean they have a lot of money!

And why shouldn’t new partners kids be counted in the new formula? Especially when bank accounts are joint, you live together and jointly support the children!

They need to be looking at the outgoing money as well as incoming!

The IRD have made it so hard for NZ’rs paying child support to get ahead and set up a good future for themselves as well as their children.


If child support was a set amount per child split between both parents for the basic necessities, what do you think is a fair amount per month per child?

$80 week ($320 a month)

What else would you like to say?

The IRD are an absolute atrocity to NZ.. They are making it impossible for split families to be financially secure.

How can they base a formula on two incomes when one income is government paid, it’s an absolute crock.

Kerri-anne – thank you so much for sharing your story with us.

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