How old do my children have to be before I stop paying the CSA?


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24 Responses to “How old do my children have to be before I stop paying the CSA?”

  1. steve on September 22nd, 2010 6:31 pm

    How old do my children have to be before I stop paying the CSA?

  2. CHRISTOPHER HARTLEY on February 4th, 2011 8:25 pm

    my children are now 17 and 18 years old i never see them i have been paying
    through a court order out of my wages monthly how much longer do i have to pay
    this they are not in full time education so ive heard is this right i never recive a statement from csa what is going on

  3. sarah pywell on November 13th, 2011 4:57 pm

    hi if a child has turned 16nearly 17 and is in college but not full time and receives ema from college does the absent parent still have to pay csa and if so at what age is the cut off point

  4. Neil Shute on February 17th, 2012 10:37 pm

    My 17 year old son is at college part time and also has a part time job in a restaurant – I have been paying for the last three years and just wondered at what age do the payments stop?

  5. jason dove on March 2nd, 2012 4:24 pm

    my son is 17 in april , and at college, i have paid my csa for the last 8 yrs , what age will the payments stop?

  6. Paul on March 21st, 2012 12:37 pm

    My daughter is 16 years old and on a part time college course (24 hours per week). Does a college course count as ‘higher education’ or ‘full time education’? Also, legally, when can I stop paying maintenance to my ex-wife? Many thanks.

  7. Carol Thake on April 12th, 2012 3:41 pm

    Child approaching 18 in August, taking University degree at a local college in September is she still entitled to received CSA as she is not in full time schooling and is also working part time.

  8. angela on May 30th, 2012 12:43 pm

    my stepdaughter is 18 only does 4hrs at college so i have to pay support but she also works and is self employed !! but because she is still college i still hav to pay !!!!

  9. Alice on May 30th, 2012 2:35 pm

    The QC must be in full time,non advanced education and must attend a recognised educational establishment(such as school or collage).
    Full time-considered to be 12 hours .A child attending University is not a QC.
    CS remains payable until the terminal date ,which is a period after a child has left education.A leaver still counts as a child for CS upto the Sunday following the date unless she is 19 before that date,in which case it is the Sunday following the Monday before their 19th birthday. Termination Dates
    Time of leaving school Terminal date
    Christmas First monday in January
    Easter First monday after Easter Monday
    May/June First monday in September

    If a child does paid work of more that 24 hours or more per week BEFORE the terminal date,so long as that work is temporary and expected to end before the terminal date-the child is still a QC.(NACSA SURVIVAL GUIDE)

  10. gilz on July 31st, 2012 8:52 pm

    so they are still a child at 16 , thats a joke, so they can go to college at 16 for 2 days a week and go to work for 2 days a week and i still have to pay support for the next 3 years ……………………that seems so fair for the non resident parent

  11. Jasen Nisbit on August 11th, 2012 10:20 pm

    I have two 18 yo children who I have never met, one has a place at uni full time, the other has a college place ( unsure of the hours of study) both work part time, when do I stop paying for them?

  12. Karan Coleman on February 18th, 2013 2:07 pm

    Hi Please can you tell me if my child continues to get CSA when he goes to full time college later this year?
    Thankyou

  13. Caron on February 27th, 2013 12:58 am

    My son is now 18, going to Uni for 2 years in september. Does his dad still have to pay Maintenance for him? or does this now stop in July?
    Thanks

  14. paul on August 14th, 2013 6:10 pm

    my son is 19 next month and is going to do another year at college when do I stop paying maintenance for him

  15. KARL on September 18th, 2013 10:32 pm

    My son is 18 and going to college 3 days a week for 2 years when do I stop paying for him ?

  16. barry on September 30th, 2013 10:56 pm

    My daughter just turned 16 and is getting a busery from school do i still pay csa or what

  17. Steve on December 26th, 2013 9:04 am

    My son is 18 in February, he is at college will I still have to pay after he has turned 18?

  18. Lisa healey on December 29th, 2013 8:55 am

    I have two step daughters one is 19 and goes to college 3 days a week but also works part time, they other is coming up 18 and due to finish college in June if she decide to follow her sister and do beauty for 3 days at college once she turns 18 but she does not work at present does my husband still have to pay his ex wife?

  19. Lisa healey on December 29th, 2013 8:56 am

    I have two step daughters one is 19 and goes to college 3 days a week but also works part time, they other is coming up 18 and due to finish college in June if she decide to follow her sister and do beauty for 3 days at college once she turns 18 but she does not work at present does my husband still have to pay his ex partner

  20. Martin Saunders on January 16th, 2014 9:34 pm

    My son is 18 in march and he is going to unervsity. Do i stop paying.

  21. Anne on April 10th, 2014 12:24 pm

    My stepson starts uni in September ,we live in Scotland ,he works 2 nights a week and some Saturdays do we still have to pay maintenance ,we have been saving for 2 years towards his uni fees .

  22. Anne on April 10th, 2014 12:34 pm

    He is 18 in December

  23. Anne on April 10th, 2014 12:35 pm

    What does awaiting moderation mean

  24. coljn robson on July 6th, 2014 6:27 pm

    When do you stop paying maintenance

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