Is maintenance awarded by court for minors affected by the child allowance the custodial parent receives for them from the National Insurance Institute?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 13 May, 2022
Yes, indirectly. Child allowance is paid by the National Insurance Institute to the parent having custody over the minors. When the court sets child maintenance it can take into account the sum received from the National Insurance Institute as being part of the sum needed to supply the minor/s needs. In practice the court sets a sum of maintenance and states that the child allowance is in addition to this, and is to be paid directly to the custodial parent. The court does not set a sum needed, deduct the child allowance and then refer to the remaining figure as maintenance.