Here are some examples of scenarios you may encounter.

Remember: Do not deduct more than 50% of the payor’s net income. Even if the amount in the Support Deduction Notice is higher, only send us a maximum of 50% of the net income.

Scenarios Examples

Scenario 1

The ordered ongoing amount is less than 50 per cent of the payor’s net income. You will submit the ongoing amount.

Example:

The payor’s net income is $1,000 per month. 50 per cent of the payor’s net income is $500 per month. The ongoing amount is $300 per month and there are no arrears. In this case, you will send us $300 monthly.

Scenario 2

The ongoing amount is more than 50 per cent of the payor’s net income. You will submit 50 per cent of the payor’s income.

Example:

The payor’s net income is $1,000 per month. Fifty per cent of the payor’s net income is $500 per month. The ongoing amount in the Notice is $600 per month. You will send us only $500 per month (50 per cent of the payor’s net income) monthly. You must notify the Family Responsibility Office in writing (by fax or letter mail) when this is the case.

Scenario 3

The ongoing amount is less than 50 per cent of the payor’s net income. There are arrears (the amount of support that a payor has missed and owes to a recipient), with a set rate at which they are to be paid.

Example 1:

The payor’s net income is $1,000 per month. Fifty per cent of the payor’s net income is $500 per month. The ongoing amount is $300 per month. The arrears are to be paid at the rate of $150 per month. You will send us $450 monthly.

Example 2:

The payor’s net income is $1,000 per month. Fifty per cent of the payor’s net income is $500 per month. The ongoing amount is $300 per month. The arrears are to be paid at the rate of $250 per month. You will send us only $500 (50 per cent of the payor’s net income) monthly. You must notify the Family Responsibility Office in writing (by fax or letter) when this is the case.

Scenario 4

The ongoing amount is less than 50 per cent of the payor’s net income. There are arrears, but the rate at which arrears are to be paid is not specified.

Example:

The payor’s net income is $1,000 per month. Fifty per cent of the payor’s net income is $500 per month. The ongoing amount is $300 per month and there are arrears of $600 in total, but there is no arrears payment schedule. You will send us $500 (50 per cent of the payor’s net income) each month until the $600 in arrears has been repaid. After the arrears are paid, you will send us $300 monthly.

Scenario 5

The ongoing amount is exactly 50 per cent of the payor’s net income. There are arrears, with a set rate at which arrears are to be paid.

Example:

The payor’s net income is $1,000 per month. Fifty per cent of the payor’s net income is $500 per month. The ongoing amount is $500 per month. The arrears are to be paid at the rate of $200 per month. You should remit $500 monthly (that is, 50 per cent of the payor’s net income).

Scenario 6

There is no ongoing amount. The arrears are $5,000.

Example 1:

The payor’s net income is $1,000 per month. Fifty per cent of the payor’s net income is $500 per month. There is no arrears payment schedule. You should remit $500 monthly (that is, 50 per cent of the payor’s net income).

Example 2:

The payor’s net income is $1,000 per month. Fifty per cent of the payor’s net income is $500 per month. The Support Deduction Notice says arrears are to be paid at $300 per month. You should remit $300 monthly.