CSA claims money I paid ex was for ‘loan’ rather than maintenance

August 19, 2012

I’m a university graduate stuck in the unfortunate position of being unable to land a graduate job.

My daughter was born during my 1st year at university and i have supported her as much as i can bearing in mind i had to live off my student loan. (i have never been together with the mother).

Once i graduated – i got a job as a chef and have been working there ever since, the money is not great – £240 (before tax/NI) a week for around 45hours.

I had already agreed payments with the mother and set up a Standing order from my account to hers. After a while, things got nasty between us and she went to the CSA. she informed them that i have never given her a penny and despite me sending in the proof of bank transfers, i was informed that she said “themoney was from a loan i had from her” and so they refuse to accept it as child maintanence. Now they are taking up to £80 a week from me, for “money i owe” which i have already paid.

I even pointed out the mother has always been on benefits and to even acknowledge that she had loaned me any type of figure of money would border on the ludicrous – they still refused to believe me.

Why, in the eyes of the CSA am i, a hard working university graduate(regularly working 40+hours and trying to save for a morgage i will never get) who has never claimed a benefit in my life put through such emotional stress (which by the way i cannot react to as police say im “harrassing”).

While the mother of my child, who instills plenty of poor practices in my chil, has never worked since leaving school, is provided with a free house paid for by the tax payer, and whose words seems to be supreme to mine despite sending no proof of me owing money


  • Carol says:

    I would complain about this and ask the CSA to prove you ever received a loan from your ex in the first place and if there is any kind of loan agreement.

    Get your MP involved to help with your complaint. Once they are involved you will have one person to deal with.

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