Ex husband earns twice my wage, yet still claims CSA against me

October 31, 2011

I am on the receiving end of being claimed against. even though I was nice enough to leave my ex husband in the family home & now have a poor standing of living, he still decides to claim against me, one of my sons – nearly 13, I have shared care for, but still need to apy for him.

My ex husband earns double what I do. Do the CSA care if I can afford to buy food ? No. as long as their rules are followed.

I wont be able to run my little banger of a car, meaning I will have to give up work !

Comments

  • Karl Garrett says:

    You are suffering the same effects as all the other male NRP’s. It’s suck, we feel for ya & we are in the same situation. Unemployment is the only way out, unfortunately 🙁

  • Mick says:

    Welcome to the world of the NRP! Yes it does suck that the PWC could be earning £10k a week and the NRP £100 a week. The CSA doesnt differentiate sadly. In their eyes, your kids are your kids, and if you are not the PWC, you are expected to pay for them, regardless of wetherthe income of the PWC ios lesser or greater than your own. I, like you have been driving the same clapped out car for 11 years now. In that time, my ex wife, the PWC of my child has owned no less than 3 different cars in the last 7 years. And these are the ones i know about! The biggest kick in the teeth is that she doesnt even work! Her combined benefits plus maintenance from me and the NRP of her other child means she gets almost as much as me, yet isnt expected to anything for it and isnt even subject to paying any form of tax on any of it either. Even if you chose to voluntarily make yourself unemployed you would still have a token amount taken from your benefits. Plus, being on job seekers you wouldnt get any peace from the DWP until they got you back into work again. I do feel for you because you are going to have to pay out until your son is at least 18 now the school leaving age has been raised which is another 5 years at least for you.

    You say you have shared care of your son. Does he spend 2 or more nights per week with you under your roof? ( or more than 104 nights per year ) If the answer is yes, the amount of maintenance you pay can be reduced by 1/7th for each night per week that you can prove that your son is actually residing under your roof. So you might be able to get a variation on the original assessment to lower what you actually pay. But knowing the CSA as i do, you will probably have to fight to get it done. Hope this helps. You can get free impartial advice from child maintenance options website. They are nothing to do with the CSA and are contactable via a free phone 0800 number. Anything you say to them is treated in confidence. Type in child maintenance options in your search bar and have a look at their home page. If you are honest with them, they might be able to help.

  • daniel smith says:

    I THINK CSA R A BUNCH OF W*&^%$S IVE PAID CSA SINCE THE DAY I LEFT MY EX WIFE COZ SHE TOLD ME 1 OF THE CHILDREN WASNT MINE WHEN HE TURNED 16 AND NOW CSA ARE DEMANDING WITH COURT ACTION THAT I PAY 2097 POUND EVEN THOUGH IVE PRODUCED EVERY RECEIPT

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