How do you avoid paying the CSA?

March 2, 2010

Starting new job. How do I not pay CSA? Or pay really low £5.

P.S. any fans of PWC jog on. I dont care what you have to say. Any people talking about morals or being a good dad… bla bla bla
Jog on. Did all that, got me no where just in debt.

So ill say again how do I avoid not paying CSA? Maybe when I go to work use a friend’s national insurance number? Ask a friend to open a bank in his name?.

Any comments relating to avoiding CSA please, nothing else.

Comments

314 Responses to “How do you avoid paying the CSA?”

  1. What to do? on September 1st, 2015 2:35 pm

    My ex moved 300 miles away 5 years ago with my 2 boys (I’ve been paying the csa since we split which was 15 yrs ago) we had agreed a sensible amount each month all along. Recently I was made redundant and when I told her I might need to change the amount I gave, she went straight to the csa and now i’m being hounded for £276 every month.

    £160 of this is apparently “arrears” totalling £7600 which is a complete joke. My ex told the csa I didn’t owe this years ago but according to a lady I spoke to at the csa she only suspended the “arrears”

    The thing is I’ve never been a missing dad, I had them every weekend since we split up many moons ago and feel I shouldn’t have to pay. I feel if anything i’ve paid twice all along. I dont have the skills to be self employed and have just handed my notice in on my house as I can’t afford to live there anymore. I’m tempted to sell what little i’ve got and go travelling and see where I end up.

    Any advice greatly appreciated & if anyone from the csa reads this you can kiss my arse

  2. THE TRUE ORIGIN OF THIS POST on September 2nd, 2015 4:45 pm

    SORRY TO HERE THIS I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS STILL GOING ON, WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS I MADE THIS POST 5 YEARS AGO AND ITS STILL GOING LOL.

    OK LET ME JUST SAY IF YOUR GOING TO BE A THE GOOD GUY TELL THE TRUTH PRAISE THE LORD OR GOD PRAY TO JESUS AND ALL THAT BULLSHIT. I HAVE TO TELL YOU YOU KEEP DOING THAT AND YOU’LL END UP HOMELESS WITH NO MONEY AND ANGRY IF THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT DON’T READ ANYMORE AND HAVE A NICE DAY.

    ON THE OTHER HAND IF YOU HAD IT AND YOU WANT TO FIGHT WITH NO LITTLE EFFORT READ ON..

    WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS IF YOU CAN SHOW YOU HAVE PAID ALL THAT TIME CONTACT CSA VIA EMAIL OR WRITING AND TELL THEM SHOW THEM, IM SORRY TO SAY YOU CANT BE THE GOOD GUY WHEN IT COMES TO CSA CANT BE GOOD GUY TO THE BABY MUM SHES SHOWN SHES A PEACE OF SHIT.

    YOU HAVE TO SHOW OR TELL CSA YOU HAVE NO MONEY, DON’T GIVE THEM YOUR Bank details.

    and write to them to dispute what you owe, if all else fails you just have to have the don’t give a fuck attitude its not what you want to hear but it has to be that way the world is a terrible place when they want money, that money you have stated csa will take it for them self its a business its not thee to help you lets make that clear it makes money for them self’s through you.

    bottom line is don’t pay, if they come after you either move or fight just lie to them no more mr nice guy if you want to be the nice guy this post is not for you.

    i was in the same position as you, the so called mum stop me from seeing the child, told police i was harassing her just pure bullshit. i just disputed it 3 times then they wanted me to pay “£10 a week i paid for around 4 weeks then just stopped, i was not seeing the child due to the mother and she was calling some one else daddy and the second name was changed without my consent to her partner shes with now. then i just started to ignore them.

    i changed my bank account i changed random jobs went self employed signed on the benefits go self employed.

    if i didn’t do that i would be home less right now.

    this is why there are plenty of children not seeing there dad. because they cant afford it due to greedy xs and child support agency using you as a cash cow.

    just think of ways to survive and enjoy your life. if you want to see the child and shes says you can then do so if not, oyou just have to be the bad guy and win or be that i am a good guy bullshit and become homeless. choice is yrs.

    5 years from this post 3 years ago i ave not paid a penny. child is 19 now but you still have to pay until there 21.

    GOOD GUY= HOMELESS STRUGGLE LIFE NOT WORTH LIVING DIE UNHAPPY
    BAD GUY= NOT PAYING, HAVING MONEY IN YOUR POCKET BEING HAPPY, PAYING YOUR BILLS, HAPPY UNTIL YOU DIE.

    ITS YOUR CHOICE.

  3. Gary on October 26th, 2015 10:08 pm

    I remember the post all those years ago as i posted one just after you. Your right too, honest doesnt pay. Its been 5 years and according to csa i am now 55k in arrears. The chances of them getting this are slim to none. Now all this is on a presumed to be the father no dna test done but they dont give a shit, the alleged kids are 24 & 21. Happilly married now with 2 great step kids. So those knobs who say im a deadbeat dad fuck you. My ex took the piss and shagged around despite the warnings i will leave, she carried on i left then CSA on my arse from 1993 till now. Done the usual quit jobs, moved around, self employed now. Marstons now on my case with bailiffs coming to house. Sorry marstons its not my house, im not on the rent book, gas bill, leccy bill, not on electoral roll there either. Dont own anything in the house, it all belongs to the wife and or her kids.my valuables are in a storage unit im renting just in case the parasites get into the house. Work away all week on various job locations, if anyone comes round to my house the wife tells them im not living there and gives them my digs address to give them the runaround. Im fucked if im letting the csa throw me into poverty with my new family just to fund and house fucking immigrants and line the governments pockets as none of it would make it to my alledged kids anyway.

  4. Bianca on February 15th, 2016 3:03 pm

    Pay up you good for nothing cunts
    I would not blame your kids for hating you’s lol
    Dead beats

  5. Chris on March 4th, 2016 10:20 pm

    Bianca, what a perfect turn of phrase you have.

    I’ve been separated for fifteen years and have been hounded like hell by her or the CSA all the way. I’ve paid and never tried to get out of it.

    I started by paying her directly, then she got the CSA involved and the amounts they were taking were crippling. I had to quit one job because the CSA didn’t leave me enough money to put petrol in my car to get to work. I lost my job, my home, my car and my self-esteem.

    I found a new job and was going to contact the CSA to let them know but the ex and I agreed a monthly amount and I paid her every four weeks – talk about taking the piss, she used to taxi to my work on my payday, knowing she couldn’t pay the taxi until I gave her some money, so I had to let her take my card to the cash machine. She never took more than we agreed though.

    Then the CSA found out and sent me a letter. There were two and a half thousand pounds arrears, according to them. It appears that she had been claiming benefits while I was paying her, but not declaring the income from me. I asked her to sign a receipt for two years worth of payments and sent that to the CSA. They phone her and she lied, so I had to pay the arrears – on top of what I’d already paid. Again the deductions were crippling.

    About four years ago I was talking to the CSA again. I’d been out of work due to a disabilty but they hadn’t received my letter (they always said that) so there were more arrears. A chap phoned me a few days later to say that the ex had been found to have been lying about child benefit so they had to recalculate the claim going back over a year. This almost wiped out the arrears.

    The most frustrating thing is that during that conversation the chap asked me if I was still living with my parents. I had stayed with them for a few months after the separation but hadn’t been living with them for ten years. Apparently if they had known they would have taken my rent and council tax into consideration. The payments reduced to a third of what they had been.

    So for eight years I paid three times as much as I should have paid, plus repaying what I’d already paid over two years because she lied to them and there is absolutely no way i can get any of that back from the CSA.

    I’m still paying CSA and it’s still being deducted from my wages. I’ve stayed straight with them in spite of what they and she put me through, but I don’t blame anyone for wanting to try and avoid the misery and virtual poverty that I experienced.

    So Bianca, you illiterate, ignorant and ill-mannered little scrote, please go fuck yourself.

  6. Anoymus on April 8th, 2016 4:03 pm

    I have 2 children with an ex and because she cannot accept i’ve moved on she has sent me to csa even though i was paying for my two children. because she wanted more money she asked for collect and pay. Even though she has requested it I have to pay that 20%. Now she stops me from seeing my children because she doesn’t want them to be around my new life or their family and this i believe is plain spiteful. I gave my children some gifts for Christmas and because she doesn’t want the children to celebrate christmas she sent them back the same day. I try to be the good guy by doing the right thing in paying child support but now I am not so sure as i have sent them my payslips and even though i have bee paying her direct pay, she has told them I have been paying since the agreed date and now they are claiming that I have £2000 in arears and need to pay it. I love my children but some women give women a bad name.

  7. Donald on April 22nd, 2016 10:34 pm

    I got a form sent to me 07 saying an ex had put in a claim and the letter said I didn’t owe anything as she turned 18 or whatever the age to stop paying is then in 2016 I get a call from them (today) saying there looking at my case heard nothing for 8years 3 months and this comes out the blue any help please

  8. Richard Nunn on May 1st, 2016 2:52 pm

    Hi all,
    Im on the verge og going self employed. I have had enough of trying to get the csa to do their jobs properly and have been fighting for over 8 years. I’ve been through the entire complaints process with the last being the ombudsman, the ombudsman ruled the csa had done no wrong?
    My ex named me as the father to her twins, we all knew I wasn’t because she was already pregnant when I met her. We did later have a daughter together. She never gave the father a chance to know his children and played God! She did the same to me later on and poisoned my daughter against me.
    The csa refused to listen, she lied to them and obtained money by deception. I involved my Mp and the case was stopped with two of the children, the csa told me that the mother didn’t want the father pursued? The csa listened to her and allowed this but would not listen to me? I went to ice and the csa lied to them saying they received no payments from me for the twins, last year the csa infomed me by letter that they had in fact taken over £700 in support of the twins but took that money from arrears they say I owe. I have never received as much as an apology. I have not been able to form a newa family life due to the extortionate amounts taken from my wages. My daughter wants nothing to do with me and calls another man dad as well as taking his name, I have been surgically removed from her life and am expected to pay the surgeon for the privilege! I’ve told the csa that unless they prosecute the mother for fraud and pursue the biological father the way they have me they can go swing. My daughter wants for nothing, the family ruined my relationship with her and changed her name so although it breaks my heart to say it, they can pay for her and leave me to the rest of my life. I have always been a good man and paid dearly for it.

  9. John Brown on May 9th, 2016 11:39 pm

    Only thing i can suggest is simply not paying and going self employed. If you work for an employer they will simply arrest your wages and there is nothing you can do about it. For some people this can be crippling.

    I had to fight in court for 2 years to see my girls, despite me having brought them and 3 step children up for 10 years. 10 years of me working hard to pay for her and 5 children and then boom, she has an affair, stops me from seeing the children and claims I am some deadbeat father. Seriously, after ten years?! In that time she never once had to work, in fact, she had never worked in her life. So of course, now she has put the csa on to me. However I am self employed. i can pay myself £70 a week and simply give whatever other money to whatever member of my family. I’ll be due £7 a week still, but that I can live with. In the meantime, i have access to my girls now and my money (the 70 quid of course) will go on clothes, food, activities that I decide on. I paid my dues to her, 10 years worth.

    Not everyone can do this, but if you can and need to, then do it.

  10. KARMA on May 12th, 2016 2:38 pm

    CSA WHAT A FOOKING JOKE!
    LIABILITY ORDER PAID UP THEN THEY THINK THEY CAN ADD MORE FUCKING MONEY TO IT ND SEND IT TO DEBT WANKERS MARSTONS! WITHOUT EVEN GOING TO COURT THEN IT TURNS OUT THE FIGURE THEY ADDED IS ABOUT £800 MORE THAN I OWE! 6 MONTH NOW AND IM NO FURTHER FORWARD NOW CHAGED TO THE OTHER WANKERS CHILD MAINTENANCE SERVICE MY KID LEFT SCHOOL IN MAY 15 AT AGE 18 AND THEY SAY I GOT TO PAY TO JANURAY 16 FOR A KID i NOT SEEN COZ THE PWC would not let me have contact because she was shaging every kunt on lakenheath air base! Ive paid my money for someone I not seen I hope the PWC DROPS DEAD AND THE FOOKING TOSSERS AT CMS AND CSA ALL TOSSERS ! THEY HAVE 28 DAYS TO PROVE WHAT i OWE OR THEY CAN FUCK OFF i AINT PAYING WHAT i DONT OWE ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY DONT PROVE IT !

  11. Anna on May 18th, 2016 11:25 am

    My ex husband doesn’t provide for our daughter and never has. He has regular contact + holidays though. He also keeps taking me to court about every little thing, I’ve spent about 10k for solicitors in the past 2 years. My partner and I pay for everything for her, after school activities, clothes, school uniforms etc, while my ex goes on holidays afew times a year, dines in restaurants, has a cleaner, buys new cars etc. I think it’s absolutely disgusting,! I don’t understand how can anyone think it’s ok not to pay for your own child. £200 a month is not a lot and if you have a problem wth it, get a second job!

  12. Mandy j on July 7th, 2016 3:55 am

    11 yrs ago I divorced my husband after years of physical and mental abuse. Our son has mental health issues but he wouldn’t agree and wouldn’t allow him medication or help. He had an affair and that was my escape. He asks the kids who they wanted to live with and promised them everything if they went with him so they did. It broke my heart. When I used to go to town shopping etc he’d get in house and rob me of personal items and furniture etc. I kept calling police but nothing ever happened. He wouldn’t let me see the children for months. Eventually he let me and I brought their school uniforms, phones so we could stay in touch, had them Friday’s till Monday’s and spent every penny on them. He continued to bully me threatening to kill me etc my life was hell.then he got csa on me I told them I have the kids and pay my way but they wouldn’t have it. I slept on friends sofas till I could afford a bond for my own place and a home for the kids but he wouldn’t let them live with me full time. I signed the former matrimonial house over and took just 15k so I could furnish house and get a car so I could make life easier getting the kids etc. He continued to make life hell and I had attachment of earnings made by csa although I tried to tell them that I paid my way. I eventually became ill and had a breakdown and lost my job. That was 11 yrs ago, last week I got a letter from csa demanding 7k he has contacted them demanding the money from me. I’ve just started to turn my life around my relationship with my son is fantastic his father threw him out when he was 16 (4 yrs ago) cos his dla had to be renewed and couldn’t cope with him. He moved in with me and I got him help and he was diagnosed with ADHD , aspergers syndrome and autism. My relationship with my daughter us non existent sad my ex brainwashed them but fortunately my son knows what his father is as he treat him really bad. Here I am now happily remarried to a wonderful man who treats me and my kids perfect but I’m starting to get ill again over the csa. I can’t sleep and when I do I have nightmares over my past marriage and the violence that I suffered. I’ve been to citizens advice they couldn’t really help. Told me to hurry make an offer before they contact my work and help themselves to my money. We are not wealthy we are just getting by nicely with holidays abroad yearly to help with NY deteriorating arthritis. I’m at my wits end and don’t know what to do I can’t think straight. This man has ruined my life for 26 years he has the ultimate bully. There’s loads I haven’t added about things he did to me and the kids but I just wanted to paint a picture of it all briefly. WTF can I do the kids are now 20 and 24. I’ve got 7 days …….

  13. Paula on July 28th, 2016 11:55 am

    I pity true dad’s when it comes csa they shouldn’t be screwed over. I tried be fair both dad’s but they took it for granted hence struggling I had to persue csa. The only downside to the avoiding is csa class the build up as debt. So even if kids get to 40+ they can still claim the arrears. If you pass it debt that paid out still. Unfortunately for the genuine it’s an unfair screw over. I asked both for 20 a week they paid twice then when csa were gone cancelled. This was infact a way my children could get pocket money and savings to further education. Which did seem selfish so to better my children in life I had go down csa route. Not always the case parents use kids as weapons of hurt. But they are innocent they aren’t part of the relationship. I not being horrible I just warning good dad’s becareful xx

  14. Anonymous on July 28th, 2016 12:05 pm

    Firstly what you pay in csa is nothing to what the single parent pays out gas electricity food rent clothing school trips school dinner council tax rent treat of day out pocket money holiday or would you deprive?? It cost over 10,000 to put your kids through school and your crying over how much a month. Struggling mum a word of advice un paying parents with a case with csa can never avoid. If you have a case open keep checking if only once twice a year. Your children are in education till 19 so they have a right to pay till then. The debt never leave children can apply for debt recovery at any age right into adulthood. If unpaying parent passes away it a debt still claimable out of assets. As told to me by the csa. Hence my ex now paying his debt after I struggled get her education!! Think of your children future not spiting your ex. Your kids are innocent!!!!

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