December 24, 2008
Hi all, I’m now in the grips of the dreaded CSA again after many years of no problems, after the ICE got involved first time round! Unfortunately, I have been diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder which has led to me losing one job, and struggling to hold down another. They have been written to, by my psychiatrist, and I have also given them permission to speak to him, explaining that I suffer severe depressions, including thoughts of suicide, and basically to ‘cut me some slack’ or end up with another one being carried out in a wooden box!! During this time I have tried to make payments to the CSA using S/O, but they have refused to give me any details. I have no literature relating to this method either as last time they just went in with a DEO. I have learned that this is not the correct procedure and that I am supposed to be offered the chance of S/O. Due to my job loss, I now have arrears. They are now demanding that I pay £108 a week out of £250!! I’m also on WFTC due to low income, and have a mortgage to pay!!
Anyways, I have now had 3 letters in 2 days! One stating that I have to pay x amount and including the S/O details. The following day I get a letter saying that a DEO has been issued and at the same time I get a copy of the DEO, with nothing filled in, addressed to my employer! I am at a loss as to what to do about it. I resent calling them as they always lie and fob you off. I have told them in the past that calls will be recorded, only to have the phone put down on me.
I have no problem paying for my child, I just want to be treated fairly. I’m now feeling quite depressed again, and contemplating quiting my job, but I know that will only make matters worse. I’m wishing that I could just leave this hell behind, but that would mean leaving my current wife and 3 children with no husband or father. I don’t know which way to turn. Does anyone on here have any advice??
December 23, 2008
We the Dead Beat Dads promised to put up the outcome of the meeting that we had at Caxton House with Kitty Ussher. It can be found here it is free to join the forum so no cost involved. A lot more has happened since our meeting which includes showing up a complaints manager as we proved a case worker was lying in order to obtain information by deception, also getting a court case stopped due to a legal advisor being in contempt of court and also showing up Marstons bailiffs by responding on behalf of of one of our members and asking them for information about their threatening letters, and by using the freedom of information act all action was suspended.
It has also been proven that the Secretary Of State are influencing the court system which is a violation of our human rights, the new laws been brought in for CMEC are all illegal and breach the constitutional rights, plus also since starting up the Dead Beat Dads to fuight the corrupt Child Maintenance system a bigger picture has evolved which we along with a couple of other organisations will be looking into exposing in 2009.
We look forward to helping a lot more people in the near future
Dead Beat Dads