CSA/CMS keep inventing fictitious arrears to get more money from me

February 4, 2019

I am self employed with earnings that fluctuate year to year and have my son who is now 11yrs old. My son stays with me throughout school holidays on a 50% basis for example in the six weeks I have my son week 1&2 mother 3&4 again me week 5 and mother week 6 and I have him every other weekend Thursday night to Monday night.

So consequently with how school holidays dates fall means I could have my child more time than the mother does over a three week basis. Which then effects time I can work and earn.

The mother and then at the time CSA cannot comprehend the reflected earnings I can make as a result. After going to tribunals on at least 3 times over approximately 3 yrs, the CSA continued to invent arrears to the point I nearly lost my home until an upper tribunal intervening, with kind help from Nacsa Constantly from this point they have still been harassing me, this been going on since my sons age of 2-3yrs. The result to myself being constantly depressed and frustrated.

My latest episode after making overpayments as to stop going to court back in Easter 2018 of £1137 yet my calculations they tell me are £7 per week. Now I have been contacted by my bank with a CSA regular sum deduction order and was not notified until after the first payment was taken,also with a weekly charge from the bank of £10 each time,are fathers just seen as 2nd class citizens and where is equality in this scenario.

I have contacted the agency on why they have set up an order for £29.88 per week,and not £7 as she told in our conversation that I was to pay, guess what that word again I quote Maureen at the CMS “it must be arrears”. I then explained if you have had £1137 in Easter and now claiming I owe £280 but yet i am meant to pay £7 a week,this does not add up.

This is continuous and really what the CSA /CMS is doing is theft why are they not accountable for their actions and who can they be reported too.

I haven’t seen a penny since I opened CSA case in 2015!

February 1, 2019

I opened a case against my daughters father in 2015. It’s now 2019 and I’m still yet to receive a single penny? How can this be so? After paying the £20 fee to Cms I’ve given them more than they’ve collected for me. They’ve had contact with him from the very start and have known when he has been on benefits, or in work but still nothing?! I just don’t understand. Also, why has there been no enforcement or anything on him, after four years?!!

The CMS click and collect will see my partner’s payments double!

January 31, 2019

My partner has been paying CSA/CMS payments for years now. Every year his ex has tried over and over to get more and more money. He made the stupid mistake of doing overtime the year after my daughter was born to try and make up the huge loss to support my little girl. A year later he got a letter saying they had taken all his overtime into account and the payments surged. After a year of him not doing any overtime his payments were £320 a month. Then we had a letter a few months later saying it would go up to £350…..so had years of it changing constantly. But was reassured that it would stay at £350 as his salary was set in stone. So felt secure enough to have one more child for a sibling for my little girl.

I then heard about the ‘Collect and pay service’….and just knew as soon as his ex clocked it she would go for it. Even though it wouldn’t really benefit her and his payments would double just in charges to the CMS. I am now 36 weeks pregnant and have just had a letter through the door saying that she has decided she wants the collect and pay service and his payments will go up to £600 a month. Straight from his salary. If this happens we will have nothing left in the bank. No food, no clothes. I assumed that they could only do collect and pay if he missed a payment? Surely this is not right? He has been trying to contact the CMS about this since we received the letter and apparently the person he needs to talk to isn’t there…so made to suffer in silence not knowing what will happen to us. As if this is implemented my partner will either have to leave our home in order for me to get help to feed my daughters or leave work. He would have no other choice as we have to eat? I am in a state of shock. I never imagined the payments would go from £350 to £600. As the £350 is the correct amount!! Please help 🙁

CSA doesn’t give you chance to fix their errors before they ruin your life!

January 22, 2019

I have never been so ill treated by such an awfull company

my wife files for csa as she was not getting enough money out of me already so csa contact me with a letter asking me for to contact them which I did they ask me to send all deatails in there lovely envelopes they ask you to send back well send all details bank statement etc

2 weeks later I get a snorty letter saying I owe this much in csa so I phone them up and ask whats going on they say we never recived your paper work well so I resend all this paper work again whitin 1 day I get another letter same thing but with a new tariff csa money gone up in this time I asked for a expense decalarition from them as I travel nearly 200 miles every month just to pick me son up which this appeared through my letter box 4 months later

these people are not nice people to deal with they have no care are customer support by the time I tried to get me part sorted they went staright to me company for the money with out giving me the chance to sort this out so these people forced me to give up work best thing I done.

CSA incorrectly guessed my earnings and now CMS is taking me to court!

January 18, 2019

Any help or advice –

I had a case with the Csa and for one of the years they guessed my earnings obviously higher than they actually were. I had a conversation to advise them it was incorrect but I didn’t follow this up until 18 months later when they started chasing me for the debt. I then sent a letter advising this was incorrect and that they also have access to my self assessments via HRMC, shortly after this they applied for a liability order. I have since been to court and a repayment plan was agreed which I did advise at the time was too high in proportion to my earnings but this was ignored. I have now come to a quiet period at work and have no income- Speaking to CMS today and they don’t care and have advised it will be going back to court- no paperwork to this effect though.

I am hoping someone has been in a similar situation and can give me some advice.

Mainly how to Get CMS to review the amount earns in one specific year which has created the fictions arrears, I have my tax returns which show the amount earnt for the period in question.

Also with regards to court I am now being threatened with prison /having my license removed which still means I can’t pay the debt and will hinder me being able to.

CSA is still harassing me even though my case is closed

January 8, 2019

My reasons for using this site is i am quite sure the organization have been doing all they can to make my life a misery.My case with the csa should be closed as sometime has passed,but i am quite sure that is not the case.I do need some advice on this matter as i am not sure of the reason why they are continuing to harass me through out my personal life.It is wrong what they are doing and i need an explanation from who ever thinks they have the right to track me through out my life and cause me all this stress that i am enduring.Collectively i am having trouble with most organisations such as banks,council and even in my own workplace.All i want is to be left alone by these people so i can get on with my life and not have to deal with the problems they are causing in my life.They have taken there deductions from my wages and my payments where never missed,so for them to still be on my case even after my case has been closed i do not understand,i am quite sure it’s illegal.So if any one can give some advice on this matter that i am going through i would appreciate your help.There is a lot more i have to say but i need to find out if anyone else is experiencing this sort of harassment.

CMS keeps upping maintenance payments

December 21, 2018

My wife filed for divorce a couple of times and finally the Decree Nisi was completed in 2017.

As a financial settlement she was awarded the FMH and one buy to let for which she paid me approx. £12500 I look on all the mortgages on the but to lets some of which were on joint names and I bought one buy to let from the redundancy money with the mortgage on her sole name as I was not working at the time the property portfolio has very little equity in it but it provides me with a approx. £15000 income.

I was a systems engineer in IT for many years but was made redundant and had difficulty finding suitable employment I then started work as a RAMP agent at LHR and earn a very modest salary of approx. £1500 PCM I work shifts and would look after the kids on my days off but then she started to spend money on the house and bad the boys comfortable at the FMH I live with my elderly mother as I cant get a mortgage to get myself any suitable place that I could afford I have been paying regular child maintenance but every couple of month my child maintenance keeps increasing and now I have received a TXT from CMS that I would have to pay nearly £700 PCM.

I am really struggling with this as I have to re arrange all the buy to let mortgages etc.

can CMS do this I have not even submitted my accounts for 2017 2018 as I had a few months void period.

I really would like some help as I have lost contact with my kids except when I take the young on football every weekend but not seen my elder son for over four months I have no say in the kids education etc.


The system has allowed CSA to financially abuse me!

December 20, 2018

I have in my eyes been unfairly treated and subjected to financial abuse by the child maintenance service, i have 2 cases one direct pay no problems i pay 168 which feels steep on my income then a second which was changed to collect and pay on request of mother, this is after she with drew my access as she was only getting 85 a month due to me having my son 5 nights, now im lumped with a 209 payment so this is a total of 367 a month then they was taking a further 75 in arrears 423 a month on 2 children leaving me around 800/900 a month to live off, i lost my home got MP involved as i could not afford to live i was refused befit help as they do not take non resident parents payments in to consideration, i just get fobbed off and told they dont care if im on the streets, i have been suicidal over this in the past, something needs done and soon, i have not seen my son in a year as i can not afford to go to court, now im told my case is classed as sensitive what does this mean?

CSA have cocked up but won’t rectify their error

November 28, 2018

Started in 2015 when csa got the total numbers of children wrong that I was to suppose they had one of my kids down twice which I phoned them to correct it but surprise surprise csa cocked up yet again now I’m £2000 in arrears thanks to someone not doing there job and no-one trying to help me out afer they find out they were wrong and they even sent me a letter apologizing.now I have to pay nearly £500 per month for one child when life is hard enough at the best of times.rot in shell csa scum.

DNA test proved I wasn’t father but CMS still pursues me

November 27, 2018

I am named on the birth certificate as the father. Found out 6 months later after a DNA test he was not mine. I obviously grew attached and loved him even though he wasn’t mine. Paid her money every week and had him every weekend.

When I started a new relationship 2 years later she informed cms I’m not paying enough money. Now I’ve got a fight on my hands. I’ve got prove I’m not the father and pay for another DNA test through them. I’m going to appeal every bit of crap they put my way. Can’t stand the mother now should have listened to everyone when first done DNA and got birth certificate changed. Mothers abusing the system and the CMS help them.

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