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(p. 193) 18. Child Support 

(p. 193) 18. Child Support
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(p. 193) 18. Child Support
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Jane Sendall

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10.1093/he/9780198787716.003.0018
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date: 11 December 2019

The Child Support Act 1991 introduced a mechanism to recover maintenance from absent parents for their children. It created the Child Support Agency (CSA) as the organization responsible for collecting child support maintenance. This chapter discusses the framework of child support; when a client may be required to pay child support; what a client can do if they do not receive child support; and the future of child support. It examines the CSA scheme, which commenced in 2003, and the Child Maintenance Service, which opened its doors on 29 July 2013.

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