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A new union

Following a change in your conjugal status, we recalculate the amount of your child assistance payments.

We consider you to have a spouse if you are married or in a civil union, or live with a de facto spouse.

Marriage or civil union

As soon as you marry or enter into a civil union, you must inform us using our Change in Conjugal Status online service.

De facto union (de facto spouse)

You are considered to be a de facto spouse if:

  • you have lived in a conjugal relationship with another person for at least 12 months. Wait until then before notifying us of the change
    or
  • the person with whom you live becomes the biological or adoptive parent (father or mother) of at least one of your children.In this case, request your change immediately.

Inform us using our Change in Conjugal Status online service.

Follow these steps to avoid receiving overpayments and having to repay amounts.