Incompetent CSA take more than they should to leave us in difficulty

December 10, 2017

My partner has a 14 yr old son from a previous relationship, for the last 7 year he has been paying to CSA, most months they take too much from his wage, for 7 year we have been telling them we have a daughter ( aged 7) but they have never put her on the system, they tell us we have never told them!! We sent a copy of her birth cert 5 year ago however they claim they never received it, for the last few month they have been taking 40% of my partner’s wage, last month we were left with £800, our rent alone is £600 , his ex partner received £588 , she claims benefits and has her rent, council tax ect paid for, this month they are taking 40% and it will leave us with less than £500 , we cant claim benefits as my partners wage was above the threshold last year, On top of this the child in question doesn’t live with his mother anymore, he lives with my partner’s mother and has done for a while now, I’ve told child maintenance service this and was told ” then you will have to prove that” my partner has wrote his notice out as we are in severe financial difficulty now, ie we have bailiffs knocking at our door, we will be £800 a month better if is he becomes unemployed, we are at our wit’s end and don’t know which way to turn, our local mp has wrote a letter to the complaints manager at child maintenance but this could take up to 6 month to even be looked at, can anyone please give us any advice?


2 Responses to “Incompetent CSA take more than they should to leave us in difficulty”

  1. Tim on December 10th, 2017 4:32 pm

    The CMS/CSA have far too much power over the fathers of children – as long as the mother is well off – f*ck the father’s needs.

    I’ve been in the same situation, and could see my savings depreciating due to how much they were taking – and what made it worse was the 25% salary change before they will reconsider payment amounts – to some people, like myself, that 25% can be a matter of being able to just about cope, or go into financial ruin and having to spend all your life savings just to put food on the table.

    The biggest problem is the British people – we are so happy at moaning amongst ourselves that sometimes we forget to actually do something about it – so hats off to you in getting your MP.

    What we could do with is a place where all the complaints can be logged, and then presented to them – this site serves the purpose to some extent.

    Things need to change drastically, and soon.

  2. David on December 12th, 2017 10:55 am

    Hello there

    So many sad stories on this site. I have been listening to complaints like this for nearly twelve years. Things are not getting any better because the system was designed that way; to make your life hell; to steal from fathers; to withhold money from parents with care of children. It will never improve unless the people of the UK protest and get CSA law change. The law (which is not truly legal) is itself draconian and defeats our human rights. It is a breach of constitutional law and the Magna Carta.

    Please seek help with this. The CSA/CMS can be defeated. They are not supposed to put a non resident father in a position which would force him to give up his job. Don’t let it happen to you. Finding a specialist in this area of law is extremely difficult but if you drop me a line at [email protected] or through I will be able to assist.


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