Are there any limits as to how far the CSA can backdate payments?

November 25, 2013

I Informed the CSA (which they acknowledge) that I stopped working in May 2012. There were a further three changes of circumstances; change of address,one of my sons leaving full time education and me getting back in work. Nothing was actioned and I did not here from them again what so ever until Feb 13 when they claimed I owed £4000.

They have now calculated my arrears, backdating all the change of circumstance. In a surprise move (even for this jaded customer of 16 years) they then closed my case altogether!

Despite not knowing how i’m going to pay, are there any time limits that the CSA can back date to? I suspect if they take 18 months to rectify their own errors, this is probably my problem.