The minimum level of child support, known as ‘simple child support’, is a specific amount which is reviewed each year.
Information on the minimum level of child support can be obtained from the Social Insurance Administration and the Local Authority Child Support Collection Centre.
Information on child support on the website of the Social Insurance Administration
- Parents are free to agree upon increased child support, i.e. child-support payments which are higher than the simple child-support amount. The parent with whom the child is legally domiciled and lives may also request a ruling from the district commissioner for higher child support.
- If the circumstances of the parents or the child change, the parents may come to a new agreement on child support or request a review and ruling from the district commissioner.
- District commissioners take account of the needs of the child and the circumstances of the parents when setting the level of child support.
- Contributions may be requested from the parent paying child support to help cover the cost of special occasions in the child’s life. Young adults who have reached the age of eighteen may also request an education contribution up to the age of twenty from the parent with whom they do not live.