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Calculating child maintenance | nidirect

Setting up child maintenance

Family-based child maintenance arrangements | nidirect

Find out how a family-based arrangement differs from a statutory arrangement set up by the Northern Ireland Child Maintenance Service (CMS)

Calculate Child Maintenance | nidirect

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

Child maintenance application checklist | nidirect

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 ...

How does child maintenance affect benefits? | nidirect

Some people can be concerned that child maintenance payments will affect any allowances and benefits they receive.