Child Support Payments Retained by the Crown

D C Howse made this Official Information request to Inland Revenue Department

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From: D C Howse

Dear Inland Revenue Department,
Could you please advise for which benefit types child support is retained, whether there is a limit to the amount retained with respect to each and whether the pre or post tax benefit amount is retained.
Please advise the benefit amount payable with respect to each in the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 with details of all components that may contribute i.e number of children, accommodation supplement, etc.

For each of the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 please provide the following
1. The total number of receiving parents and the total child support received
2. The number of receiving parents who had child support payments retained to offset benefits and the total amount retained.
3. Data for each month of 2016, 2017 and 2018 detailing the monthly retention's within $10 bands. i.e. In January 2016 the number of receiving parents from whom 0 to $10; $10.01 to $20; $20.01 to $30..... was retained in relation to a benefit they received.

Yours faithfully,
David Howse

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