Select Committee on Social Security Minutes of Evidence


Annex B

EXTRACT FROM `AT A GLANCE'

Table 9 Child Support

SPECIMEN MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS AND MAXIMUM ASSESSMENTS, AND 1990-2000 CHILD SUPPORT RATES


Number of children aged
Total no of
children
Relevant MR
Maximum assessment
under 1111-13 14-1516-18 Total Per childIncome threshold

1171.10 122.25122.2548,339
2281.70 184.0092.0065,467
3392.30 245.7581.9276,501
44102.90 307.5076.8896,676
55113.50 369.2573.85116,850
11287.40 198.2599.1370,305
21398.00 260.0086.6780,575
314108.60 321.7580.44100,750
123103,70 274.2591.4284,650
111 3103.70 274.2591.4284,650
112 4120.00 350.2587.56108,898
111 14125.05 362.8890.72112,508
211 4114.30 336.0084.00104,824
221 5130.60 412.0082.40129,073
212 5130.60 412.0082.40129,073
21 14119.35 348.6387.16108,434
311 5124.90 397.7579.55124,999
1163.95 123.65123.6552,154
2280.25 199.6599.8372,847
11285.30 212.28106.1477,133
11 280.25 199.6599.8372,847
11 13101.60 288.2896.0990,037
1 151.10 110.80110.8049,858
1 1274.45 199.4399.7174,837
1130.45 97.7397.7350,680


  The table illustrates for specimen family profiles the maintenance requirement; the maximum possible assessment; each child's share of the maximum; and the approximate threshold of the absent parent's gross income at which that maximum could arise.

  Assumptions in calculating the income threshold are: the parent with care has no assessable income; and the absent parent is single, has housing costs of £150 pw, pays 3 per cent contributory pension, and is contracted out of NIC.

  Note: Lone Parent premium and child personal allowance for 18 year olds have been abolished and no longer feature in Child Support calculations. For the calculation of a child's age see Technical Data at page 65, post.


General rates
Rates used only to calculate Protected Income

Personal allowances
Personal allowance
Adult51.40 Adult Couple80.65
Child agedUnder 1120.20
11-1525.90
16-1830.95
Premiums Premiums
Family13.90 Pensioner Single23.60
Couple 35.95
Disabled child21.90 Pensioner (Enhanced)Single 25.90
Carer13.95 Couple39.20
DisabilitySingle21.90 Pensioner (Higher)Single 30.85
Severe disabilitySingle 39.75Couple 44.65
Disability Couple31.25
Child Benefit Severe disabilityCouple
Only/elder/eldest child (not lone parent) 14.40—one qualifies 39.75
Each subsequent child 9.60—both qualify 79.50




 
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