How can the CSA expect me to survive on what they leave me with?
January 30, 2013
I have been split from my ex wife for 5 years next month, and had an agreement to pay her maintenance direct which i did.I also paid off all outstanding bills and the mortgage for the first 6 months. We used the CSA calculator to ease her mind that i was paying the going rate which i did. In May 2011 i was made redundant and had to accept a job paying £10000 a year less.
I went on the CSA calculator and filled in all the details faithfully and my monthly payment came out at £177.50 again which i paid.
In July last year, somehow the CSA slapped a deductions of earnings order on me for over £500 a month completely out of the blue, since which time i have tried to fight them but they are virtually untouchable.
My MP has taken my case up for me and we are now at the stage that an Independent case examiner has been appointed.
During divorce proceedings we had to make a financial disclosure, at which her nett wage plus benefits and maintenance came out at £32000. With the extra £3600 that i am paying this year that will be nearer to £39000 as she has also had a pay rise.
This year i am having to provide for myself and my kids (70 days a year) on less than £10000. Are these people for real?