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Setting up child maintenance
Find out how a family-based arrangement differs from a statutory arrangement set up by the Northern Ireland Child Maintenance Service (CMS)
If you'd like to know how much maintenance you might pay or receive, you can use the calculator on the Child Maintenance Options website
Before you begin your application for child maintenance, you might find it helpful to use the checklist below. It covers all the major details you need to tell the statutory maintenance service. The more detail you can ...
Some people can be concerned that child maintenance payments will affect any allowances and benefits they receive.