So I’m just a little confused with the IRD and how they work out “nights per year” for child support.
I was awarded joint care in July in the Auckland family court. When I rang the IRD to inform them of the change they told me they would backdate the joint care arrangement to the date the parenting order was made but I had to send a copy of the parenting order to them and they also had to get written confirmation from my ex that joint care was in fact in place?? Ummm… A legally binding parenting order made in the family court is not good enough for the IRD apparently. A lot of people dont stick to the parenting order according to the IRD so they have to have this written confirmation from your ex that you are in-fact abiding by the parenting order. I tried to explain to the IRD that me and my ex were not exactly on friendly chit chat speaking terms so it would be difficult to ask to have this confirmed in writing from her.. I have only been fighting for this day for two years in this hellish moronic family court and now that I finally have the joint care order I wanted why would I not abide by the order I fought so dam hard for! Almost a month passed before I finally got a copy of the parenting order from the court and the IRD had written to my ex and received confirmation from her that in fact joint care was in place and I was abiding by the order.. (how nice of her).
So I was somewhat shocked (but not surprised after dealing with these moronic IRD robots for over a year and getting different answers to the same question on different days) when they wrote to me rejecting my application for joint care as they ruled it would be applied fro the date they received the application not back dating it to the time the order was made as they informed me it would be. Now comes the confusing part. They told me that the child support year runs April to April not from the date the order was made in court i.e. Calender year July – July so I would basically have to wait till April next year to get any changes made even though I clearly have a joint care parenting order that is a legally binding court order since July….However when I went onto the IRD website on the weekend to use their calculator for working out nights per year with each parent this is where the confusion comes in.. The calculator only lets you work out calender year not financial year!??!? It won’t let me skip to April next year despite telling you on the website to work it out from April 2015.. it will only let you work out November to November… December to December or January to January… That to me is clearly calender year is it not IRD?? What say you now morons…Postpone the changes another year because you can’t get your systems/calendars right.. Help?? Anyone??
I need to know how to deal with these morons so I can finally get this joint care acknowledged by them. They have already managed to delay me 5 months with all their different rulings and reviews and with any new review taking 6 – 8 weeks it will almost be April before I get another made up reason for being rejected.. Never mind that I have the legal court order for joint care to prove it.. The IRD are clearly a law unto themselves and are trained to not take responsibility for anything and to push you to the point of absolute frustration, stress and exhaustion that you either kill yourself or just give up and walk away… I will never kill myself or walk away i’ll just keep calling you everyday, every hour if I have to… You will not get rid of me that easy IRD…