1 Comments Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
Child Support won't enter into whether he has had enough time to get a job, that would be Centrelink's responsibility. They also will not look at that side of the situation at all regarding who he is applying to for employment. To Child Support, it is only a matter of how many children, how much income for both parties and whether the collecting party is receiving the correct amount. Child Support is exactly that, to do with the payment of money for the upbringing of children. If you can prove fraud, where he is doing cash jobs without notifying the Taxation department and Centrelink, then you should report that to Centrelink. If he is on Job Seeker payment, he will have to prove that he is looking for a job by going to an employment agency, that Centrelink will set up when he applied. If he does not turn up enough times, they will cut off his Centrelink benefits. However, if he is applying for jobs and he is meeting the requirements of Centrelink, then, yes, he can stay unemployed essentially forever and collect the payments.