CSA took 2 years to sort case, now wants arrears for that time
April 30, 2012
I am a father who see’s his child regulary. I have helped to clotheher and she also have stayed over.
I am married and have two more children living at home with me,it used to be 5 but they have since grown up and moved out.It has taken the CSA over 2 years to sort my case out, I have lived at the same address for 18 yrs and worked for the same employer for 16 years. They have always had all my details and i have always been complient with them.
Two years later I have now been stung with a £5,500 arrears bill and have to pay £45 a week. I am happy to pay the £45 a week but the CSA want me to pay £125 a week for te next 2 years to cover the arrears.I bring home £350 some times less have a wife and 2 dependent children with a mortgage and all the other bills families have to pay. I get no other benefits !! I have asked them to spread the arrears over a longer period to enable me to keep the roof over my families head and they will not budge. They also gave me 3 weeks notice for the first payment of £500.
Surely this is exessive and will impact massivly on my resident children.im not saying I dont want to pay but its the CSA fault this has taken 2 years to sort. Please help and give me some advise. This is now affecting my marriage and my quality of life, im in a desperate situation !!!!!!