Re1198 - Maintenance payments: Child Support Agency Assessments: When do payments under a Child Support Agency assessment end?

A CSA assessment does not normally show a cessation date as it should be reviewed at regular intervals by the CSA, usually every two years. Payments will normally end when a child reaches age 16, unless they must continue

  • to age 19 to allow the child to complete full time education (but not advanced education for a degree or similar qualification) or
  • to age 18 if the child is registered for work or youth training but has not yet started youth training or found work which will last for more than 12 weeks after he/she reaches age 16.

If the child receives Income Support in his own right he ceases to be a 'child' for the purposes of the CSA.