CSA said I need to pay them back money they paid to me

March 6, 2013

I have had an open case with the CSA for over 8 years. Due to my ex-husband refusing to pay maintenance and refusing to provide details of his earnings an amount was settled on a few years and the CSA paid me 110 pounds a week for a couple of years (for 4 children). For some reason I have never understood he was then given a nil assessment.

When I tackled him about that he agreed to pay that amount directly to me. Then after a year he went back to paying it through the CSA. But as I had a nil assessment they paid me only 23 pounds a week even though he was paying them the 110 pounds still. They have now said that I have to pay this amount back as they shouldn’t have paid me, even though there is a tribunal going ahead to determine if the nil assessment is accurate, it has taken 2 years to get to this part.

My ex husband has as a result of having to go to a tribunal put in for maintenance. I was told last week that his application for maintenance was refused.

Today I had a phone call to say that they have contacted my employers and they want 50 pounds a week from me, as they are taking my working tax credits into account. I fail to understand how this can be happening.


12 Responses to “CSA said I need to pay them back money they paid to me”

  1. Peter Brown on March 6th, 2013 12:11 pm

    Good!!! I hope the CSA stitch you up, just like they do to all the genuine Fathers out there

  2. Lisa on March 6th, 2013 12:14 pm

    Maybe you should have.tokd the csa you were recieveing the 110 a week, because.your ex was on.nil assessment, that.means you have been overpaid, and unfortunatly that money.doesnt come from nowhere, they are taking from you just as they would have done to.your ex by deo, its only fair to give back what you had beeb over paid, thats the law, at least its showing now that PWC do have money taken back from them that they were not entitled to, shows thw CSA are bucking there ideas up amd making things fair for both parties and not just the mum,

  3. Lisa Roberts on March 6th, 2013 12:26 pm

    Maybe if the woman had been.more honest and told csa she was receiving 110 a week when.a.nil assessment was in place.then maybe she wouldt have this bill.now, DEO is on the other foot now, she.didt worry when her ex was giving to her, she quite happily spent it probably leaving himself without, well how the tables have.turned, its about time

  4. Peter Brown on March 6th, 2013 12:28 pm

    Well said Lisa

  5. Lisa Roberts on March 6th, 2013 12:32 pm

    The agency now state.they are fair to both parties and to hear some of the stories over the last few week I actually believe change for the better might be happening, its about time the men who.have been milked over the last however many years are given back to,

  6. Peter Brown on March 6th, 2013 12:35 pm

    Fair to both parties….Nah, don’t think so, I have a deo against me, it’s now 6th March. and I have 3 tins of baked beans, 1 chicken pie to last me till the end of the Month, so I need to seek out my local food bank and go begging… CSA scum

  7. Lisa Roberts on March 6th, 2013 12:43 pm

    Peter have you ever thought of emailing them like we have and telling them how they are causing you to have to starve because.of this deo, it can be reassessed at anytime, nobody should have.to live like that, its disgraceful,

  8. Peter Brown on March 6th, 2013 12:45 pm

    Oh, they will be getting an E Mail off me very soon, with everyone copied in, where I shall be telling them exactly what I think of them……they have taken everything off me, and now my pride, so I am going to say what I really think of them

  9. Lisa Roberts on March 6th, 2013 12:51 pm

    I would be screaming at them, how they can.justify you.going hungry knowing your selfish.ex is living on double money, thats against.your human rights surely, I.would kicking up the biggest stink ever,

  10. Peter Brown on March 6th, 2013 12:52 pm

    We are dealing with people at the CSA who have no conscience and just don’t care

  11. Lisa Roberts on March 6th, 2013 12:54 pm

    Peter I will inbox you.with a telephone number, this office is great, they deal with this daily and do.reassessments and complaints, might be worth.a.try

  12. Carrie on March 6th, 2013 3:29 pm

    If the PWC was receiving CM of £110 when the NRP was on a nil assessment obviously it was an over payment & needs to be recovered. If the pwc was on benfits at any time the arrears were probably collected for the Secretary of State (if it was before Benefit Disregard started in April 2010)AT LAST maybe the CSA are realising that some NRP have not been listened to & not all pwc’s are the honest ones.

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