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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Child Support Maintenance Calculation Regulations 2012 No. 2677
50.—(1) Where the circumstances of a case are that—
(a)an application is made by a person with care under section 4 of the 1991 Act(1); and
(b)the person named in that application as the non-resident parent of the qualifying child also provides a home for that child (in a different household from the applicant) and shares the day to day care of that child with the applicant,
the case is to be treated as a special case for the purposes of the 1991 Act.
(2) For the purposes of this special case, the person mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) is to be treated as the non-resident parent if, and only if, that person provides day to day care to a lesser extent than the applicant.
(3) Where the applicant is receiving child benefit in respect of the qualifying child the applicant is assumed, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, to be providing day to day care to a greater extent than any other person.
Section 4 was amended by section 18(1) of the Child Support Act 1995 (c.34), paragraph 19 of Schedule 7, and Schedule 8, to the Social Security Act 1998 c.14), sections 1(2) and 2(1) to (3) of, and paragraph 11(1), (2) and (3) of Schedule 3 to, the 2000 Act and by section 35(1) of, and Schedule 8 to, the 2008 Act.
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