January 16, 2023

Child Maintenance Payments – More information

Child maintenance covers how your child’s living costs will be paid when one of the parents does not live with the child. This is a financial arrangement between you and the other parent of your child and is separate to the arrangements you make to see your child. You must have a child maintenance arrangement if your child is under 16 (or under 20 if they are still in full-time education). Both parents are responsible for the costs of raising their children, even if they do not see them. Telephone: 0800 988 0988 Monday to Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 9am-4pm. https://www.gov.uk/child-maintenance-service