CSA more than tripled my payments without warning

May 7, 2010

On the 24/11/2006 the CSA contacted me about paying maintenace. They told me that they had recently assessed me and I was to pay £133.11 per month.

They told me they had only just assessed my ex’s claim and I had arrears of £2513.04 because it had taken them three years to process the claim.

I happily agreed and paid the money dirct from my wages, no question asked.

16/11/2007 I am contacted again saying that my ex had reported a change in circumstance and they re-assessed me to pay £367.47 per month. They then “back dated” this by 18 months then charged me £122.50 on top to pay this off!

This mean I had gone from £133.11 per month to £489.97 without any warning!

There was no change in my wages and I complained.

They then took me to court, sent in balliffs to collect my car and drivers licence and even threatted me with JAIL!!!!

At this point my life had lost all meaning and I was signed off sick with stress.

The CSA then sent me another assessment stating that I actually should only be paying £133.11 per month but because my ex had gotten used to the money they would need to “PHASE” me down over five years.

I had moved on with my life after leaving her and now I can hardly support my new family.

The CSA are evil and get away with wrecking peoples lives, this has to stop!


5 Responses to “CSA more than tripled my payments without warning”

  1. chall on May 7th, 2010 9:51 am

    Hi Jim,

    When did your case initially commence with the agency – on or after 03/03/03 OR before?

    Your also welcome to click on my user name and join us in the forum at afairercsaforall.

  2. Jim Rigley on May 7th, 2010 10:00 am


    They claim my ex put in a claim in 2002, but it took them years to even process the case. Their first contact with me was 2006. First contact in 2006 was fine, we had a friendly chat and the person agreed it was unfair to ask me to repay “arrears” due to their delay.

    It’s the following years mental torture that is doing my head in.


  3. Jim Rigley on May 7th, 2010 10:01 am

    Something to note:-

    I work in accounts.

    Did you know the CSA do not keep AUDITABLE accounts of your money ?

    They could be doing ANYTHING with it.

    Ask them for auditable accounts of your finances, they cant do it, all you get is hand calculated figures….. this is illegal.

  4. chall on May 7th, 2010 8:34 pm

    The date the agency first make contact with a NRP is vital, as that is the date used when commencing and calculating liability. If the agency are trying to use a date prior to their initial contact with you, then you should apply for you Data Protection file. You will then be able to establish when and how the agency claim they contacted you ~ there’s a template letter at http://www.afairercsaforall.co.uk in the download section.

    Account breakdowns can be acquired from the agency.

  5. Jim Rigley on May 10th, 2010 7:54 am

    “Accounts breakdowns” are not accurate. I have six versions all of which have different figures and balances.

    They crossed the line this weekend by contacting my ex to tell here I am “mentally unwell” and should not be allowed to see my daughter.

    They have no right to do this!

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