Child Support extension

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Child Support extension

My daughter has had to repeat, she is doing year 11 atar and turns 18 at the end of the year. I don't know whether to get cs extended to cover the final year of high school or not. Who has done this, is it easy? The other question is, I earn a low income while ex has a high income which makes our children unable to claim austudy. If I don't extend cs when my children turn 18, will they be able to claim austudy if we prove Dad does not support them financially? He only does it now because he has to. Child has a part time job but it is only a few hours a week, we live rural so flexible employment is hard to come by.

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Anonymous

I think for the best, accurate advise, call the child support agency directly.

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Anonymous

Just ring them and will do over the phone. Very simple process

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Anonymous

Child support is covered until 21 for certain children. Not sure how it exactly works but I've been told due to the average child staying home until 21 now and not getting full time jobs so support is needed longer.

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