What is child support in us?
The amount of child support you are required to pay depends on how much money you make per week, the number of children you have and the age of the youngest child.
The amount of child maintenance you have to pay varies from person to person. Usually, it covers your living expenses plus a small amount of money each week for the child. It is based on the net income that you have. If you earn £50 per week, the amount of child support you will have to pay is £10 a week.
This is £20 per month. This means you pay £40 a week, which Child support equals £280 a month. When calculating your child support payments, you must include the total rent, council tax and utility bills that you pay.
This includes water, electricity, gas, phone and broadband. If you don’t include these costs in your calculation, you can end up paying too much money. Your landlord will add these costs to the rent for you. This is why you must include them in your calculations.
If you earn more than £100 per week, you will have to pay a percentage of your gross weekly income. This is known as the ‘net earnings disregard’. The percentage you pay is a percentage of the first £100 of your gross weekly income and the rest of your net earnings is paid at a standard rate.