Press need multiple complaints to run a story!

January 24, 2022

I have been paying for my children by 2 different mothers via direct payment. The original calculation from CSA did not take into consideration my pension contributions and therefore was paying over the odds. CSA told me that the difference in pay has to be 25%drop for thrm to recalculate the payment! Eventhough it was their fault in the first place!

Then my daughter commenced University in September so I paid the last payment for her in August as my ex was no longer entitled to payments. She then decided that I still had an obligation to pay and told CSA that I had missed a payment. CSA did not contact me in regards to this and just put a deduction of order on my wages until May! In addition they have raised the payments for my son so now I am paying more than ioriginally paid when I had 2 children entitled to CSA!

I have been off work sick for 3 months and can no longer do overtime ( the P60 wages they base their calculations on include a lot of overtime from the previous year) so now I am in financial hardship. Since covid every time I call them I am on hold for over an hour, then when someone answers they say I need to be put on hold for a case worker, another 15 minutes on hold and they cut the phone off!

Finally got a call from clearky a man hater stating its my fault and because my ex reported missed payments then I.must pay! I have uploaded all the proof of my payments to the online portal but no response and their calculations in the breakdown do not make any sense whatsoever! They don’t even apply as have always paid direct transfer to my exes accounts! So how would they know if I missed a payment unless they asked me to prove my payments! There are loads of charges on the breakdown that couldn’t possibly apply!

I have even tried to get a solicitor but nobody is apparently able to deal with it. Have written to MRS and no response! Even tried to contact the press but they stated they need numerous complaints from men otherwise they can’t publish an individual story. Something needs to be done urgently as this is totally unacceptable.

CMS pushing me into a corner – what can I do?

January 20, 2022

About 20 years ago I had a relationship with a girl and we had two children The relationship didnt last and we both ended up with other partners. My new partner and I saw the children regularly and for a while it was civil until she decided to get the csa involved I was not in a good place mentally back then and didnt deal with this as I should have done.

Myself and the ex had many heated discussions during which she told me the children werent mine and she was still seeing her ex husband and had been all along I received a letter from the csa saying that the pwc did not wish to pursue the case any more.

About two years ago I had a letter from the cms saying the pwc is owed £11,000 and she would like this money collected also the debt was made a liabillity order some 18 years ago and therefore it was up to them to just collect or enforce.

At the time homelife was on a bit of a knife edge and rather than fight this and cause more issues I agreed to pay £100 a week which I did.

Recently I changed jobs and started a francised position which involved me putting money into before receiving a rise in my earnings I explained this to the cms.

Unfortunately with pretty awful timing I caught Covid three weeks into my new position which meant that with no income and expenses ongoing I ended up with my first months money I owed the company £500.

Again I explained this to cms but since then they have just taken money from my bank accounts.

I have less £100 in each account at the moment and will struggle to get by this month I have asked friends to help out but one put £100 in my account but cms took £40 of it before I could withdraw it.

Now my council tax and other direct debits are bouncing Im guessing my credit rating will take a dive and that in itself may mean I will be inelligable for renewal of the francise contract when it comes round.

I have tried to keep the cms informed of my situation and I am the low hanging fruit that others speak about as I have tried to cooperate but the cms are just not approachable.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I’ve had to leave my property – what now?

January 10, 2022

CMS taking £900 a month. Won’t drop from my earnings my company car benefit saying it’s £15,000 a year, but I don’t take that home! I actually pay out of my wages for my car.

Paid for my child all her life now her mum wants it going through these animals a month as she knows she will get more.

Had to leave my property and move in with my parents who are almost 70 years old, covid around and I have to go out for work endangering my parents. How is any of this fair? Surely there is something we can do to end all this?

CSA rejecting our claim – help!

January 7, 2022

Not sure if you can advise, we are at our wits end with the CSA. Grandaughter’s father stopped contact back in July and has not paid for her since. The CSA are going around in circles telling us that as he was not working for 1 week in August (he has been ever since) they are rejecting our claim. They can see he is working and have also confirmed to us that they can see this. We also know where he works. The CSA now want to raise yet another change in circumstances (4th one so far) which will take even longer for them to tell the same thing again. Any advice would be appreciated. Even getting through to someone is a minor miracle and if they don’t cut you off, that’s a bonus!