Crooked CSA finding loopholes to steal my money!

September 10, 2018

I have been to court recently over a shortfall of £275 in payments from 2006 till £2010 which I accepted and had no problem paying.Now I have received a bill for over £4000 claiming that I have not paid a penny since £2016.I told them I have proof of payment through my bank and I will gladly send it in to them to prove I have paid.They have told me even with this proof it won’t make a difference as I haven’t paid through them.

They have said any parent is entitled to their help to sort issues with payment regardless of which parent it is,so I said “I’m asking you to help” which they responded with the answer “well your in the wrong because you should of payed through us”.So I said the easiest way to sort this is for me to send in my bank statements and my ex to send in hers.Apparently she doesn’t have to do this as it’s me who has the burden of proof.They said that the money I have been paying her could be for anything even tho the reference has CSA maintenance.The agency are crooks and I am going to fight them all the way.I think the reason why they are doing this is because they want there £800 that they have added on in collection fees.The whole system is unfair as I have been a paying parent but to them I am a way of them extorting money in an underhand, unjust,and illegal way.

I’ve overpaid for nearly a year and nothing has been done about it!

August 7, 2018

I was happily paying my child maintenance for my son for years. I was told he had left school and working. I contacted the CMS (i paid direct to HER through them) they investigated and said my case should have closed in Aug 2017. Apparently they dont do checks they rely on honesty of the receiving parent. They wrote to her and called her. She made no contact back.

So in essence ive overpaid for 10 months to a total of approx £3200. They say they will write to her and say she has to pay it back but if she doesnt reply/refuses they dont do anything its down to me to take her to court. I had no issue paying for my son even though i knew full well he would see none of it it would go on her ‘habits’ Where do i stand. I have struggled for years financially so all my bills are paid, to find out i could have been better off the last year almost. Are CMS liable? as far as im concerned if they did their checks they would have known. Considering they tell me every year how much i earn it should be down to them to check HER too.

Ex lies in court and CSA pays wrong person but I am still left to pay!

August 2, 2018

Texas Child Support sent my payments to wrong person and made me pay that money back with interest. My son is 18 and will turn 19 in October. My son will be 19 this year and I have concerns about possible fraud by his mother but Texas laws are always on mothers side. A perfect example she made false claims about my son having Cerebral Palsy in court to try and get indefinite child support and even when records showed proof she was lying none was brought up in trial and because she dragged court once again I have back child support.

Is there somewhere I can file a complaint about this? I know child support has immunity but they make an error they have to fix it. Does anyone know of any law firm or a fathers right lawyer who can help? His mother has warrants and has no stability for my son. Has had few problems with the law in Texas and yet all favors go to her. I have records and documents to provide proof.

CSA said I owed nothing and 20 years later I get hit with massive bill

August 1, 2018

The CSA (or whoever they are now), have an attachment of earnings to my employer of £115 per week. They tell me I owe an extremely large amount of money to them. The child in question is 22 years old and I have never had sight of her. The last correspondence I had with the CSA was back in the late 90s whereby they wrote to me and said I owed nothing. How can I now owe this large amount? I have no records of what has been paid out or why as I know the mother in question has always worked and so does her partner who resides at the same address. My partner of 17 years has recently suffered a brain haemorrhage and may not be able to work again. I therefore need to support both her and myself but cannot do with such a weekly amount being taken directly from my wages. Where is the fairness in this so called law?

CMS are going to put me in poverty over disputed collection fees

July 20, 2018

I have two daughters and I share their care. I have my youngest daughter (10) with me 5 days a week and I pick her up from school everyday, except Wednesday. She only stays overnight on a Friday and all day saturday till till 7.. (she used to stay every Monday but ex stopped this, and she is supposed to stay on a Monday during school holidays, court order). Eldest daughter is 15 and comes and goes…

CMS say I should pay £25 per week, and with this is mind I pay £109 per month into my ex wifes bank by standing order..But they also say I have collection fees, arrears and charges, (which I have always disputed).My ex says she is happy with £109 per month. I have had a letter from CMS saying that because I have not been paying the correct amount each month , that they are now going to take money straight out of my wages. They say they are going to take £278 per month,. I only take home £850 per month, ( I also get £49 per month working tax credit) If they do this, this will put my daughter and me in poverty. Although we are already there!!

I also pay £33 per week for my daughters dance lessons, straight from my bank. I have just paid half for new high school uniform and clothes, my youngest has a full wardrobe of clothes at my house. If I didn’t pay these things my ex would just stop me seeing the children. I have explained this to CMS and given them a letter from the dance school and receipts for clothes. I have tried to complain but they don’t reply. I have contacted my MP who has also been in contact with them. I don’t have money in the bank to cover the amount they want. I don’t know where to turn….

Should CSA be taking payment from my housing benefits?

July 19, 2018

2 1/2 years ago I had a operation that has gone wrong am waiting for surgery to correct this. Was on sick with work for 6 month’s,then esa for 12 months that finished in April, now receiving no benefits. Have been paying csa until benefits stoped. My partner and i put a joint universal credit clam on the 4th june we are now receiving housing benefit that we have just received (today).

I have to pay csa as of the 4th June £7 per week out of our universal credit (housing benefit). We didn’t receive the full amount £500ish we received £190ish as of a over clam my exwife made after I left in 2009. Have spoken to csa and they are not clued up on universal credits and want to know if its right that we have to pay out of the housing benefit?.. We cant afford it pay we are living on hand outs and food bank and have no idea what to do.

CSA fraudulently take money incorrectly claiming change of circumstance

July 18, 2018

My story starts way back when this crook run organisation starts. In a nut shell.

At any point in time when ive come off benifits or they have been stopped, these crooks have been ASSUMING i was working because i didnt tell them of a change in circumstances. My fault you might say. But i never went into employment at these times. So to me my circumstances havent changed. Ive gone from unemployed to still unemployed. But csa then look back 5 years in your employment history to calculate a figure ( as if your still in work) and let you rack up a massive debt behind your back.

How is this even legal. Firstly i feel they play the entrappment card which is illegal for even the police to pull off. Secondly is that fraud.

Please someone help me because otherwise this country will see the birth of a new guy faulks that will not fail.

CMS emptied my friend’s accounts twice unlawfully

July 17, 2018

The CMS were deducting payments from a friend’s wages until he lost his job. He was suffering from severe depression at the time and it was six months before he managed to get the CMS to accept that he was no longer earning. In that time he was living off a redundancy payment (less than the threshold for income tax). After another three months he got some one-off consultancy work which gave him a lump sum. He still takes a small monthly wage from that. The CMS did not accept his changes in income and emptied his bank account last November to pay arrears. Since he found dealing with them so difficult due to his mental health problems, he nominated his lawyer as his representative. The lawyer has tried to resolve the matter and has both provided them with tax returns and wage slips, and submitted a complaint but the CMS do not communicate with him effectively and send contradictory letters. My friend has just had his account emptied again. How can we get through to the CMS that his income is not what they think so they now owe him money? There is only so much his mental heath team can do if he continues to be persecuted by a state agency. Any help would be very welcome.

CSA keep taking more money so I’ll probably be better off on JSA

July 16, 2018

Well they lie I was told arrears start when the child leaves education then all of a sudden they want on going payments and arrears how are they allowed to do this.40 percent of wages .i don’t even know if the child is mine.well my car on finance has just been sent back so no way to get to work ,public transport does not go there.well done csa. I don’t mind paying but your taking to much.im not on the birth cirtificate I don’t see the child it’s a joke. I was paying 220 a month now they want nearly 400 a month. My bills are more than I have left.only get 300 less signing on .Well probably be better of signing on .it’s just unbelievable.

CMS are going to bankrupt me and they don’t care

July 15, 2018

ELP NEEDED – I have been bulldozed and bullied by the CMS stating that I owe x amount of money a week, due to them taking my earnings from HMRC however last year I had just become Self-employed and my accountant only just submitted my end of year accounts. So what are they basing their information on? Being self employed I have a lot of outgoings and I responded to the CMS by supplying them with my monthly budget I can only afford to keep up my normal maintenance weekly payments and not the extra amount of arrears on top.

I phone the CMS to tell them this and they said send in your accounts. Which I did via special delverly with a spread sheet of my budget and outgoings. A few weeks passed and I had no reply to my letter, just 3x letters sent on June 29 by arriving on July 5th stating that they have proceeded with an DEO (deductions form Earnings Order) Collect and pay. Last time they bullied me with collecting arrears it lead to my bankruptcy in 2015, which was very distressing and devastating. I lost all my assets. Which in the end was my car and any value of my ex-s house. If they proceed again I will end up bankrupt, depressed and it will destroy everything I had built up over the last 3 years as it will lead into my debt, and depressing and working 24/7 trying to stay afloat.

This is causing me a lot of stress in my life and with my new partner and the CMS are not listening to any reason and don’t care. My last conversation with the CMS, they stone walled me and said: “Thats our decision and its final and you cant appeal”. Surely I can do something about it? If don’t have the money I can’t pay. Does anyone know what else I can do in this situation?? Would a Lawyer help? Does anyone know of any legal or know what my rights are? Who can I turn too?

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