The CSA made my life hell!

March 25, 2021

My exe partner cheated on me with another guy. I left her not know she was pregnant until the csa wrote to me saying I am a potential father. I requested a DNA of the csa my exe refused the csa replied I won’t hear again off them. I then received another letter when the child was 4 saying I am a potential father of the child again I demanded another DNA test she refused that one too the csa said I won’t hear again.

I then received another letter when the child was 7 I told the csa I done too DNAs for this child not doing nowt els. The csa threaten me saying there will attach my earnings and freeze my bank accounts so I had no choice but to do a 3rd DNA test the DNA test came back as my child then the csa contact me saying I owe over 7K in areas from when the child was born and say I have to pay 380 a month. I said I carnt afford that I have 2 children to support and bills and rent to pay then the csa say to me register me and my family in a YMCA there money is more important than my rent so I had no choice but to pay it could afford to pay solicitors for help.

The child is now 18 the mother has never let me see this child but still holds her hand out like a dirty begger in the street. The csa are saying I have to pay till this childs 21st birthday, I tried to tell the csa I have never seen this child because the mother won’t let me, there say go get legal advice.

How can us parents pay for legal advice when the csa take so much money of seperated parents? I think if one parent stops us seeing are children we shouldn’t have to pay, I have basically paid for a radom person I don’t know and still have to till there 21. I think the csa is fully responsible for the high rate in male suicides us males are treated unfair and the csa say its all the man’s fault.

CSA won’t accept pay cut because it’s 1% off the threshold!

March 15, 2021

Every year when the annual review comes round I start to lose sleep, get anxious, go off my food and that if everything is ticking along normally. The issue is that my ex made her claim against me (10 years ago) in the second week in April. So when CMS do my review they ask the tax office for my last complete year, which is never the year just before because they haven’t completed their records yet and so is always the tax year before last. Last August I took a new job and had to take a pay cut of 24%, I contacted them and they said no change, its not 25%.

Now I have looked up my tax records for the year they are going to use for the upcoming review, and my payments will increase, my current pay is now a 24.2% pay drop. So i explained that I am finding things really difficult and that could they possibly ask the tax office for the records for the year 20-21 specifically. No they said. Can i send my payslips and you use that instead? No they said. What help is there for me if I am struggling to live and make payments? No reply. So, I rummaged around the back of my mind and thought I could pay into a private pension, just enough to hit the 25% barrier so I asked would that be ok? No they said, we wouldn’t take it into consideration until we use that years tax records. So, I asked what I could do? No reply.

I don’t mind paying and have always paid, they took the money from me when we first separated even though i was the mortgage on the house I wasn’t living in, my ex wife took 70% of a house she didn’t pay for, took two years to sell the house whilst I was driven in 20k of debt. She took everything, plates, bedding, furniture I literally had to start all over again and at -20k.

Thieving CSA tells me to use food bank!

March 8, 2021

Personally, me and the CSA have never seen eye to eye, mainly because if I did, I’d probably poke them out… Around 2 years ago I had the luck of landing a better paying job from the dead-end plastics manufacturing place I had spent 5 years testing the durability of my soul! Brilliant, I went from £28k to £34k then 6 months later to another place for £44k (rough figures). Unfortunately being a number on a server did not suit me and I dropped back to £34k closer to home in a firm who treat me well.

Anyway, back to CSA being bastards…. Whilst I was moving jobs and the wages rising, the wonderful, joy filled folks over at the CSA could not do enough to alter my case and give me higher and higher figures to send to my 2 timing, lazy, benefit devouring, layabout of an ex-partner. Which was fine, I was not happy with the situation as she was the one who left for a better paid individual but being the bigger man, I swallowed my pride and did it for my kids. So then I end up dropping over £10k in salary…cue the CSA, I call (this is before they went onto ‘good luck contacting us hours’) I inform them of my mahoosive drop in salary and can hear the bashing of a keypad before getting ‘computer says no’. The (deep breath) wonderful individual on the other end of the line informed me that I hadn’t passed the 25% threshold and that payments would stay the same and promptly put the phone down on me as I was working up to my Tazmanian Devil impression.

Now I am no Einstein but even a country bumpkin like me quickly worked out that there was in fact just over 25% difference in said wages and contacted them again. This time I got an Angel of a more mature lady who listened to my problem, confirmed my findings and altered my case accordingly. She was lovely! Fast forward 15month of non-stop pandemic spanning days at work with 8 days off all year and BOOM! The heaviest envelope of the year…The renewal!!! Thinking I’ve been on the same salary all year with little to no change, ill just continue with the usual payments…’Our survey says’…. big fat X! They have gone off the earnings of year ending April 2020 from HMRC and my payments have gone up over £100…Once again the phone leaves the safety of my pocket and within seconds, I hear a voice, dear lord, have they finally employed someone who can answer a phone, could CSA have become the next wonder of the world? NOPE! A recorded message saying they are opening times are Monday to some other day I am working between the hours of unlucky Dan you are not getting to us by phone o clock you stupid working cash cow! That is what I heard anyway…. So, the super-duper sharpshooter never working online portal it is…After 3 hours of turning my paperwork upside down I find my login details I have not used in over 12 months. I write a particularly polite message asking why their figures are so ridiculous and does not match their own calculator or my current wages…

All I receive 2 days later is ‘send by POST yes POST 2 payslips and a paragraph explaining what my issue is’ This is done in record time I send said documents off by carrier pigeon to some god forsaken office somewhere in the UK, 3 days later my payslips return, unharmed but there is no yey or ney on their decision? Day’s pass, days turn to weeks, weeks turn to a month, the day my first new ridiculously high payment goes out…I get the long awaited reply, I rush onto the portal, to see if my hard earned pennies will be sleeping in my bank tonight…. computer says no!! Because there is not a 25% difference in your current salary to the figure, we plucked from the sky for sh1ts and giggles you still must pay this extortionate figure, if you want to appeal go to directgov. You are the weakest link, goodbye!

The following Monday on my break at work I tried to phone them to try and put right this injustice, nearly an hour of recorded messages later (did you know you can save time by using our online portal….) I got through to a young woman who quite frankly sounded like she was ready to give up on life herself, had the usual name, D.O.B, kids D.O.B, inside leg measurement, Britney Spears bra size when she was 29, I’m sure you all know the drill. She told me to appeal, there was nothing she could do and that if I can’t afford to live and feed my kids with my current partner, there is always food banks…. F**KING FOOD BANKS!!!!

Well, the forms are filled out, envelope is stamped and sealed and my carrier pigeon is ready to take it to the courts… Wish me luck!

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