My Partner is now Having to pay $1300 a Month for 1 child – Case 81


This is case study number 81

This is Kylie’s Story:

Kylie – Tell us about what is going on with your situation?

My partners CS payments have gone through the roof & we now can not afford to live>

I also pay CS for my oldest son it has stayed at around the same amount.

I also have my youngest son living with us who IRD do not recognise at all first through my partner, saying he doesn’t support him (which he has done for the past 4 years ) second they have said that I have no dependents on my CS statement for my oldest son & 3rd they can’t chase my sons father up for CS as he is in Vietnam.

We are currently having to go through mediation for my partner to even try get access to his daughter as even though the court has already years ago approved a 4 on 4 off custody arrangement his Ex won’t let it happen as if we have shared care her payments would dramatically go down.

I can’t apply for family tax credit or working for families to help with my youngest as apparently my partner who IRD say doesn’t support me or my son apparently earns to much & supports us so what is it IRD he supports us or he doesn’t ?? & the fact that we now may loose our house & my youngest is now going to miss out on so much more because of the amount my partner now has to pay how is this fair ??

My partner is now having to pay $1300 a month for 1 child so in IRD’s eyes is worth more than my 2 sons put together.


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?

It isn’t fair at all how is one child worth so much more than 2.

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?


What else would you like to say?

IRD is going to cause & push so many children & families in to poverty & hardship by these so called fair changes.

Nothing in it is fair at all & if the parent with custody is in a relationship living with situation their whole household income should be taken in to consideration.

Kylie – thank you so much for sharing your story with us.

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