The CSA refused to take my autistic sons into account
March 8, 2013
Hi there. My son is almost 11.
After many years and with my son’s help, I managed to have my son on a 50:50 basis. I had been paying maintenance voluntarily for a number of years.
But after 4 months of 50:50 I ended the voluntary agreement.
My ex immediately ended the 50:50 to return to the court-ordered 60:40 split in her favour for her own financial benefit.
The CSA are now involved. I have advised that that I will be made redundant at the end of March.
I have made one payment, and naturally the account is in arrears.
I asked them to take into account my other two sons (aged 4 and 3) who have autism. I run 2 home programmes for them, special diets, homoeopathy, the lot. All funded by myself and my wife as treatment is not available on the NHS.
The CSA refused to take any of that into consideration.
Couple of questions:
1 – as I am to be made redundant at the end of this month, can the CSA make any claims on redundancy pay?
2 – what recourse is there for them to reconsider the plight of my two children who need the money that would go to me ex and not be spent on my eldest son.
Thanks in advance.