CSA taking tax credits for my dead sister’s daughter to give to ex

November 19, 2012

Im A single dad With one daughter and have another child from one night stand few years ago that I pay CSA money for but my sister recently died and I have her child living with me and csa Now want to use the tax Credits I get for my niece to pay for son I’ve never Seen.

I Accept I have to pay for son I’ve never seeen but what’s it got to do with my neice and why are they using child tax Credits they Give me for niece to give to Another Child? We can’t afford any more money and are currently In council homeless house and if they take any more money of me im gonna have have to give up my children sombody Please help me .


6 Responses to “CSA taking tax credits for my dead sister’s daughter to give to ex”

  1. chall on November 19th, 2012 9:21 am


    Under new rules (on or after 03/03/03), you should receive on 20% reduction for the 2 children living in your household prior to the 15% being calculated for your son.

    Do you claim CSA from your nieces father, as she lives with you?

    chall ~ afairercsaforall

  2. Carol on November 19th, 2012 1:25 pm

    Unfortunately the CSA class tax credits as your income which is disgusting.

  3. wilf on November 19th, 2012 9:41 pm

    Think of it as sharing tax credits, provided by the tax paying public, amongst all your progeny.

  4. postman on November 20th, 2012 8:21 am

    I don’t get CSA from nieces dad as he died years ago and I get five pound from daughters mum but CSA take £47 a week straight from wages sometimes they take more I’ve sold car to pay CSA and had to leave our house cause CSA took too much money of us too d.

    Why are they called child support as not supporting children in any such way

  5. postman on November 20th, 2012 8:59 am

    Also when sister died I had to take out a loan for funeral from social fund and have to them back £33 a week as she never had insurance and I’ve got no other family at all .

  6. chall on November 21st, 2012 6:53 pm


    Do you receive a 20% reduction for the 2 children living in your household, prior to CSA being calculated for your son?

    Have you looked into Guardian’s Allowance (the link below may help) for your niece and do you claim child benefit for her ?

    You could also check with the calculator at the Turn2us website to ensure you are not missing out on financial help that you are entitled to through welfare benefits.


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