Difference between the old system and new system?

December 1, 2011

I have recently been made redundant from my job of 10 years. I was lucky enough to get another almost straight away and went through the proper channels to inform the CSA. I have had to take quite a large pay cut in my neew posistion.

I have never missed a payment, see my daughter regularly. I got my assesment back and not only has it gone up by £100 a month I have been told i’m in £10000 arrears which is being added onto my monthly payments! When I have been on the online payment calculator I should be paying half the amount I currently pay. After contacting CSA I was informed I am on the old system so it doesn’t apply and there is nothing I can do about it. First of all I can’t understand how there can be such a difference.

I now can’t afford the days out, holidays, clothes, gifts etc my daughter has come to take for granted. It couldn’t have come at a worse time as I have my daughter over the christmas holidays and really do not know what I will do about money while she is with me.

Her Mother is going to the carribean for Christmas. That sums it up really. Does anybody have any advice about what to do get on the new system and find out how I can possibly be in so much arrears as all CSA say is write in for a new assesment. I have had the same letter back from them 6 times now.


  • joanne says:

    First of you need to ask via complaint letter for a break down on these alledged arrears, which they have to supply you with through the freedom of information act, also get your mp involved. More and more ppl are coming forward with these arrears that no-one knows nothing about until they have a deo on your wages, its a disgraceful organisation! You can do something about it, you wouldn’t pay an accountant if you had no figures would you?? When you write, make sure its recorded and a date to get back to you by. Good luck

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