Enough Is Enough

March 21, 2009

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Child Support Agency

An Utter Disgrace To The Decent Law Abiding Paying Fathers HUMAN RIGHTS

I do hope that you take the time to read  what i have to say

I write this letter more in hope than in expectation but it is with some regret that I must complain about the actions, or rather inactions of the CSA and of the Governments legislation, policies and rules of the way and manner that payments are worked out via the CSA

I don’t actually expect any coherent response, regarding this letter or as matter of fact to the point that most of you will not even take the time to read and understand the current situation of all of us fathers that do actually pay and contribute to the upbringing of our children where we are no longer able to reside with our ex spouses. And also to the point that i believe and feel to a degree that my/our basic Human Rights are being violated, something to which i feel very strongly about,

Please be patient but this is rather a lengthy portion of what has been happening over the last 8/9 Years,

Here is my story

Back in the year 2000 my marriage broke down and i left the marital home, it was all amicable at the start, until my ex wife wanted me to pay her Maintenance for our 2 daughters and also the mortgage we had, to which i said no it was either one or the other, so at first i carried on paying the Mortgage to keep the roof over my girls heads, to which i thought was the most important issue, but after a few months she wanted both again, to which i said no, so she wanted out of the house and so we agreed through mutual agreement that i would pay her £250 per month for our Children and also

· Pay for their Holidays every year ( To which she went to)

· Gave them Spending money for their holidays

· Made sure they had extra food if they were going on a self catering holiday

· Pay for their school trips

· Buy them clothes & shoes whenever needed

· Bought them brand new school uniforms every year

· Give them pocket money

· Top their Mobil phones up from the day they were old enough to have one

· Taken them away on holidays when i have been away

· Bought them a xmas hamper every year so they had good Christmases

SHE CAN’T DENY THIS BECAUSE I HAVE PHOTO’S, RECIEPTS AND BANK STATEMENTS TO BACK MOST OF THIS UP.

And we made this agreement rather than go through the CSA as i thought i was being more than fair,

I have done all this and kept my promise for the last 8/9 years,

When my eldest daughter who is now 18 left school she had an apprenticeship all lined up through a hairdressing salon in my home town, but my ex made her go to college just so that i didn’t have to lower the maintenance money, she didn’t want to go, she wanted the apprenticeship but she still forced her into college,

Then last June my daughter decided to quit college because she didn’t like it but couldn’t get an apprenticeship so decided to ditch the career she longed for  and go and work in a shop,

So still being fair i kept on paying the £250 for my youngest daughter, along with leaving college she also actually moved out from her mothers, i then actually spoke to my ex stating that to be fair now that my eldest had left college and moved out i would lower the maintenance not to half, but to £175.00 per month but keep paying for the things my daughter needed, to which was the agreement,

THE CSA?????????

Then unbeknown to me as i have had no contact, letters, phone calls etc from the CSA, i opened my monthly wage slip  this month and there was an ATTACHMENT OF EARNINGS FOR £390 FROM THE CSA. As you can imaging i am at this moment in time off work with Stress and a heart problem, how i suddenly felt, to have someone without notification just take £390 from you without warning.

I immediately phoned them up and asked what was going on, this was the response i got after i had been put through to the wrong office 4 times, i asked them why this had happened I was told that……..

I had not answered any of their letters regarding this matter, i told them i had not received any letters,

They told me my last known address they had me down for was an old address i lived at 8 years ago, but i told them i had lived at my present address for the last 5 years, i asked them if i had not replied why did they not check the electoral Register, i was told they did and it came up with the same address???????? Funny

I asked them why they had not been in touch with either Experian or Equifax, i was told they had and it also come up with the same address, this was now sounding untrue to me now as i have been registered with Experian and pay £5.99 a month for the last 3/5 years. So by now i was beginning to lose my patience, i made the gentleman aware what they had done with the attachment of earning without notifying me was ( i believe ) illegal and against the law, i will stand corrected if this is not the case, But i must defend them for an instance as they are refunding the money back to myself and suspending her payments until it is sorted and i have filled all the relevant forms in…

BUT!!!!

My next Grievance is the way the payments are calculated, and this is where i feel that my basic human rights are being Violated, because hang on a minute, all they take into consideration is My Tax, Pension, and National Insurance Contributions that i pay, why is

· MY RENT

· MY COUNCIL TAX

· MY GAS & ELECTRIC BILLS

· MY WATER AND SEWAGE RATES

· AND MY BASIC COST OF LIVING FOR FOOD ETC,

IN MY OPPINION AND PROBABLY THE OPPINION OF THOUSANDS AND THOUSAND OF HARD WORKING GENUINE PAYING FATHERS, ABOVE ARE 5 OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR TO SURVIVE, IF YOU FALL INTO DIFFICULTY WITH THESE THEN YOU LOOSE YOUR HOME, THEN YOU CAN’T SEE YOUR KIDS OR LET THEM COME AND STOP ETC ETC ………ITS ALL WRONG AND THE RULES SHOULD BE CHANGED ……

ON THE GOVERNMENTS DIRECT.GOV WEB PAGE TO HUMAN RIGHTS THEY ACTUALLY LIST WHAT YOU/OUR HUMAN RIGHTS ARE AND IN THEM  3 OF THEM STATE

· THE RIGHT TO LIFE

· THE RIGHT NOT TO BE PUNISHED FOR SOMETHING THAT WASN’T A CRIME WHEN YOU DID IT

· AND THE RIGHT NOT TO BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST IN RESPECT OF THESE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS

NOW TELL ME WERE NOT HAVING OUR RIGHTS TO LIFE TAKEN AWAY BECAUSE MANY CAN’T PAY THERE BILLS AND LIVE BECAUSE OF THIS COUNTRIES DIABOLICAL, PATHETIC AND UNFAIR SYSTEMS AND LAWS,

If you fall into difficulty financially all of those bullet points above, are taken into consideration, ie, when you have County Court Judgements, or even worst scenario go Bankcrupt,  so why not for payments to the CSA, because if i have not enough money to pay for any of the above or if you fall into arrears or don’t pay any of them you  will either lose your home, have your Gas, Electric and Water turned off do you not class any of them as your basic Human Rights because i certainly do…..

And also tell me if none of those are taken into consideration then why should your bonus be if you’re lucky enough to receive one, i actually do and have been told that they take a bonus and average it out through the year, but hang on a minute if they take one bonus at say 10% and average that out throughout the year what if the rest of your bonuses fall well below that say at like 3 or 4% as they are profit related, so that means you are paying more than you should, and if you over pay how do you know you have, and how long will it take to get it back,

I DO SINCERELY HOPE THAT ALL OF THIS EMAIL IS READ AND TAKEN ON BOARD ESPECIALLY FOR ALL THOSE FATHERS TO WHICH THE PRESSURE GOT TO MUCH AND WHO HAD TO LEAVE THEIR WELL PAID  JOBS WHO HAS PAID THERE TAXES AND NATIONAL INSURANCE, TO WHICH FUNDED THE GOVERNMENTS TAXES.

AND EVEN MORE SO TO THE FATHERS WHO HAVE IN THE PAST COMMITTED SUICIED BECAUSE THE WORRY AND STRESS OF ALL OF THESE ISSUES GOT TO THEM AND WONDERED HOW THEY WERE GOING TO SURVIVE, AND THEY WILL NEVER SEE THEIR CHILDREN GROW UP, WILL NEVER WALK THEIR DAUGHTERS DOWN THE AILSE, AND WILL NEVER SEE THEIR GRANDCHILDREN

YOU TELL ME WHERE ARE THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS ARE NOW!!!!!

My Case has been taken up by my local MP and i am getting advice from a legal advisor as i have been informed by what the CSA have done regarding obtaining the attachment of earnings without contacting me is totally illegal and should never have been done hence i will be seeeking to take this even further we have to make a stand for what we believe is right and for a fair system for decent fathers.

I’m in financial difficulty due to the CSA

March 8, 2009

In december I had spoke to a bolton case worker about the fact that 40% of my wages (872.96)was to high and that I worked nights and that why they could’nt contact me by phone and that I had been paying csa for many years and never really had any problems.I sent her my wage slips for last 3 months as I had to be reassesed.She worked out that with 7 pound arrears added on that my 4 weekly payment should be 551 pounds.

So I said to her could she stop the 872.96 that was due out of my wages,because it would leave me broke and more to the fact it was christmas.So I paid the 551 over the phone and low and behold the 872.96 came out of my wages also,so not only did I have a crap christmas, last month(january) in there wisdom yet again 872.96 came out of my wages when it should of been 551 pounds.

I read somewhere that yr local mp can help,so I have spoke to him about it and he is writting a letter.I have spoke to the bolton office explaining that nearly 1100 pounds they owe me,and the fact that there quick enough to take it,and its nearly march and havent had a penny back.Next month my morgage wont get paid,but thats not there falult..IS IT!