CSA can’t tell me how much my ex owes in arrears
November 18, 2012
I have been trying to get maintenance for my son for 3.5 years now since he was born dont get me wrong i have had some money from my ex but only when he is on benefits and can be traced and after the intervention of my MP.
Since jan 2012 when i received the last payment of £5.00 I have contacted the CSA regularly to try and keep track of what is going on, my ex doesnt return paperwork or have a contact number that he will answer so everything takes a long time to sort, he has been ordered to court but didnt turn up he has had the bailiffs after him and now he is back on benefits so the bailiffs cant touch him and the arrears wont be getting paid, this is the second time this has happened where he pays over christmas then it starts all over again where he stops paying and i spend the rest of the year spending money on phone calls trying to find out if they can be bothered to press a button to send out paperwork.
My other problem is trying to get an answer as to how much is in arrears as of August 2011 he apparently owed £355.00 but then in March 2012 they said it was £466.00 then on the 15 November 2012 it is £797.00 which at the minimum of £5.00 a week it doesnt balance but according to one letter from the CSA he was supposed to pay £16.00 a week due to his being in work. why is everything so difficult the child has done nothing wrong but deserves a decent way of life just like every child in the world .