CSA trying to claim arrears from 20 years ago!

June 7, 2016

The CSA have just issued me an earnings order for a loan my ex took out in July 1996. I paid diligently each and every month until the case was closed in May 2014. I received a letter of confirmation shortly after stating the account was closed and no arrears were owed.  2 years later they say due to an oversight on their part a sum of £3,400 is owed due to the loan mentioned earlier from July 1996! 20 years ago! How the hell is this legal? What can I do to fight it?


13 Responses to “CSA trying to claim arrears from 20 years ago!”

  1. Rebecca Wright on June 7th, 2016 3:08 pm

    if she take it out why do u have to pay it ! , go get legal help they try anything to get more moeny

  2. Graham Cosham on June 7th, 2016 3:47 pm

    loan in her name , are their any time limitations on this? as they have previously agreed case os closed\/

  3. Laura Hudson on June 7th, 2016 3:56 pm

    Think you will find that they cannot chase arrears from that far back. Join a group called Child Support Agency – Rip Offs for more support and advice.

  4. Gary Fedtschyschak on June 7th, 2016 5:36 pm


  5. eve32 on June 7th, 2016 6:21 pm

    Sounds crazy to me, please appeal it. Really annoying when you have a good conscientious parent who pays maintenance every month for their children. They should go after the parents who evade paying, not the good ones like you. Hope you get it sorted.

  6. Duncan Sleeman on June 7th, 2016 7:34 pm

    It gets even stranger now! The earnings order letter states to make an appeal you have to contact your local magistrates. I have done this and been advised that they cannot do anything about it as its so old it’s not legally enforceable! I have this evening contacted the CSA again and have been told that yes it’s not enforceable. I asked to make a complaint but they refused to raise one saying this doesn’t meet their criteria for a formal complaint. The only person that can sort this out is my case handler, however they have informed me, by accident, that she is away on holiday! What do I do now? They have legally enforced something that’s not legally enforceable and will not allow me to query it. I can’t appeal as the case is outside of their standard protocol! I’ve contacted my local MP for advice and had nothing back!

  7. Peter Anderson on June 7th, 2016 9:06 pm

    The Csa is currently being closed down and is desperate for money. Hence it is inventing all sorts of fictitious arrears, on old and closed accounts. Just write back, stating that this account was fully paid up and closed in May 2014 with no arrears. If you believe that I do owe you anything you must supply a complete independently fully audited copy of this account along with my complete datafile under the Data Protection Act. Your failure to supply the above within fourteen days will be deemed your acceptance that there is nothing outstanding. Any further threats received from you will be treated as such and will be dealt with accordingly.

  8. Paul Veevers on June 7th, 2016 9:49 pm

    Tell them it’s statue barred. If you don’t know what that means then please google it. Also they act on acts and statue.

  9. john on June 8th, 2016 8:55 am

    was paying maintenance every month up till last year for two kids .then x wife pout son out and he’s stayed with me ever sins . there is a shared care for our daughter and agreement was maid that x would support daughter and I would support our son.
    I’ve now been contacted by csa or what there called now and demanding I pay 154 a month for my daughter who only is with my x part of the time and my son permanent with me.x does not provide anything for my daughter when she comes down so there expecting me to do it twice. The x is not working. not that she cant work she dosent want to. Paying such a amount for one is going to leave me in poverty and when asking them the question why they will leave me in poverty to give her so shes not in poverty why is it acseptable to pout the working parent into poverty they have still not answered the question .Sins when was it up to one parent to support the kids and why does the kids have to go without when at mine ther is a equality issue .they are not willing to take on board any of my bills but said it be difrent if the x was staying in the house not me .what’s the difference she’s still on the mortgage and I have to pay the hole thing to keep a roof over our heads . cant sell It and cant remortgage because she wont sign any papers.

  10. john on June 8th, 2016 9:17 am

    p.s. child maintenance have a responsibility to make sure kids are cared for at both parents not just at their MOTHERS. and forcing the working parent into poverty is harmful to the development and wellbeing of the kids.

  11. john on June 8th, 2016 9:22 am

    p.s. last time I had to sit in temperatures of -6 and colder with heating on for 2 hours because of the amount they were charging .now I am the sole carer for our son and shared care for our daughter so how am I supposed to support them when at mine .with hopes and dreams.

  12. Carlos Creavisfiller on July 22nd, 2016 2:10 pm

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  13. Duncan Sleeman on July 25th, 2016 7:43 pm

    It’s now closed. An audit showed that I did not owe any £1,000!!!!!!!

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