Ukrainian legislation provides for a certain minimum amount of alimony for a child, which is 30% of the subsistence minimum for children of the corresponding age. An exception is the payment of alimony in a fixed amount. The fixed payment may be less than the established minimum, but in this case the difference is compensated by the state. This condition is guaranteed by Part 3 of Art. 184 SKU.
How to calculate the minimum amount of child support
The minimum amount of child support is calculated based on their age and health status. In order to get the minimum amount of alimony, it is necessary to multiply the minimum living wage for children by 0.3. So, at the end of 2016, the law provides for the following minimum subsistence level for children of the corresponding age:
- Children under 6 years old – 1313 UAH;
- Children from 6 to 18 – 1637 UAH;
- Able-bodied children – UAH 1550;
- Disabled children – UAH 1208
Based on this, we get:
- Children under 6 years old – 393.9 UAH;
- Children from 6 to 18 – 491.1 UAH;
- Able-bodied children – 465 UAH;
- Disabled children – UAH 362.4
It is worth noting that usually the court appoints the amounts above those indicated, since it is difficult to support a minor child for the minimum alimony.
What is taken into account when calculating alimony
First of all, the court takes care of the interests of the child, so the minimum amount of payments will be set in any case. In addition, the recipient can count on a higher alimony rate, but not more than 50% of the payer’s salary. At the same time, more than half of the amount may be charged from other income (dividends, entrepreneur income, royalties).
When determining the amount of alimony, the child’s health status, his age, the financial condition of the parent with whom he lives, the financial condition of the alimony payer and the level of his income are taken into account. Other factors are also taken into account:
- the alimony has real estate;
- the number of recipients of alimony;
- the need to treat a child or one of the spouses.
Also, over time, alimony is indexed, which is a guarantee of their compliance with the current price level.