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(1)A child support officer shall have jurisdiction to make a maintenance assessment with respect to a person who is—
(a)a person with care;
(b)an absent parent; or
(c)a qualifying child,
only if that person is habitually resident in the United Kingdom.
(2)Where the person with care is not an individual, subsection (1) shall have effect as if paragraph (a) were omitted.
(3)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for the cancellation of any maintenance assessment where—
(a)the person with care, absent parent or qualifying child with respect to whom it was made ceases to be habitually resident in the United Kingdom;
(b)in a case falling within subsection (2), the absent parent or qualifying child with respect to whom it was made ceases to be habitually resident in the United Kingdom; or
(c)in such circumstances as may be prescribed, a maintenance order of a prescribed kind is made with respect to any qualifying child with respect to whom the maintenance assessment was made.
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