How can the CSA take money from one child for another?
January 5, 2013
I received a letter from the CSA on the 2/1/13, stating that my son’s assessment for CSA will be £0.00 due to change in his NRP’s circumstances. My son is 14 years old and his NRP has been paying. However, he has now had twins with his partner. The CSA are now saying due to his assessable income been £350.00 per week (after deductions), he has protected income as a result of the twins he had.
My son will now not recieve a penny from him.
My question is how can take they take money from one child’s mouth to feed the other two? Does my child no longer count? Why is he been punished? Does he still not need food, clothes, shelter- Maslow’s hierachy of needs? I wasn’t aware needs topped once the NRP decided he and his partner decided they want children his needs stop.
I spoke with the CSA and argued that this was what they were doing and they were adamant that they weren’t taking money from one child to cater for the new family and it is the assessable income of his household. I just can’t understand how they can consider this fair or reasonable to do this to the very same person their suppose to be protecting and ensuring that the NRP contributes to their everday living. How can they justify taking away £150.00 from my son and giving £0.00 payment! Where is the fairness to my child?
CSA was set upto ensure that the NRP continues to pay for the chid’s every day living not the second family but as you can see in my case it is my son that will have to suffer the consequences of their actions/rules.