Childcare Support Act 2018

Assessment of income

11. (1) Upon receipt of an application in respect of income-related financial support that is made in accordance with section 9 , the scheme administrator shall, if it is satisfied that the applicant is eligible under section 7 to make the application, carry out an assessment of the income of the applicant and his or her partner.

(2) In carrying out an assessment under this section, the scheme administrator shall establish the annual income of a person—

(a) by using the definition of income specified in Schedule 1 , and

(b) by deducting the allowable deductions specified in that Schedule.

(3) The Minister may make regulations for the purposes of this section and, in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, regulations under this section may make provision in relation to all or any of the following matters:

(a) the method by which the scheme administrator shall assess the income and allowable deductions referred to in subsection (2);

(b) the giving of information and documentation to the scheme administrator for the purpose of making an assessment of income under this section;

(c) the period for which the assessment of income will be made;

(d) any other matters which appear to the Minister to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of this section.