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.