Is there a time limit for applying?
Yes, there is a time limit for most Child Support decisions but not all of them. You can check the decision letter to find out if there is a time limit and what the limit is.
Care percentage decisions
There is no time limit to apply for a first review of a Child Support objection decision about the percentage of care for a child. However, our decision might not be back dated to an earlier date if you do not lodge the application within 28 days after receiving the Child Support objection decision (or 90 days if you live in a reciprocating jurisdiction).
For a first review of other Child Support decisions you must lodge the application within 28 days after you receive the decision (or 90 days if you live in a reciprocating jurisdiction).
A list of reciprocating jurisdictions can be found in latest version of Schedule 2 of the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Regulations 2018.
What can I do if the time limit has expired?
You can apply to us to extend the time limit to lodge your application. You must apply in writing and include reasons why the application is late. You can do this:
We will only start the review if we decide to extend the time limit.