What is the maximum amount the CSA can take from me?

CSA Answers

  • The CSA will generally demand payment from no resident parents for children at the rate of 15% of your earnings for one child, 20% for two children and 25% for three or more children. If you have amassed arrears with the CSA, as most claims seem to result in, the CSA will also demand arrears payments at the same time. The maximum by law they say they can take from someone is 40% of their pay, after tax.

  • anon says:

    Csa have just till me I will be paying 25% for cya and another 30% for my areas that call was this morning

  • marc kirby says:

    i am writing to say that the csa are taking over 400 pound a month off me in my wages,leaving me with 799 a month to live on which just about covers my monthly bills.myself and my family a struggling to live.this month I had extra pay that my work owed me and they took 1068 pound off me after tax and national insurance and left me with 799 again that is way more than 40% .I originally had an agreement with my exes and was paying them every month but the csa got in touch and said I was in arrears,i told them about the agreement but they didn’t care my eldest daughter is 21 and has a life of her own but they are still taking money for her I don’t know what to do we are so struggling now I need help. thanks.

  • Stacey says:

    Marc, the maximum the CSA can take from your wage is 40% in any frequency, however the letter that is sent to your employer with the deduction of earnings order is worded badly. It says something like ”Please deduct X amount every week/fortnight/month, and after this deduction, the remaining wage to be paid to your employee must be no less than (X amount).

    It doesn’t actually say don’t take more than 40%, so when you get paid more for a bonus or overtime or whatever, your employer will likely still take everything over the amount the CSA said you must be left with.

    It may be that your employer has seen the line which reads ”Leave Marc with this much money every week” so that’s all they leave you with whether you do overtime or not. If this is the case, ask CSA to speak to your payroll, or skip the middle man and speak to payroll yourself. They’ll probably want to speak to CSA to confirm but it means you don’t have to…

  • Richard says:

    WOW !! This is one to make you stand to attention. I have being contacted by the CSA who state I owe them £64, 000 for a twenty two man I know nothing about. It would appear to have been the result of a one night stand in 1992.

    To say my world has been destroyed is an understatement !! My current salary is approx £18 K, how much can they take from my salary per month?

    Any help or advice would be really appreciated, as my existing family life has just collapsed !!

  • anon says:

    absolute joke the csa are. My ex has stopped me from seeing my son for 11 years, he believes another man is his dad and yet she feels entitled to get the csa to take my money.

    This whole organisation just facilitates and allows women to have thier cake and eat it in more ways than 1.

    Abolish the csa, and force people to come up with amicable agreements. Its too easy as it stands for the woman to make the mans life a living hell and get away with it.

  • Annon says:

    My partner has to pay CSA and they leave him £400 a month to live on after failing to recognise he had been paying CSA and she claimed to not have got any money so now he has to back pay… This is ridiculous that is not enough to live on and were stuck in shared accommodation and always struggle to feed his son when we have him stay on the weekends..

  • Sarah says:

    My partner pays £128 a week on csa, he only brings home £328 and we have a young son ourselves. It leaves us nothing to live on by the time weve paid our bills, most times of the week we skip meals so our son can eat and i work part time aswell, i think its about time we all join together and stand against the csa and put our cases higher up, ive read that people have actually committed suicide because theres no way out for [email protected]@@@

  • Des Lowndez says:

    Hiy my name is Des Lowndes I’ve got three children with one ex and two children with another ex need some advice how much is the mostrich the CSA can take of me they take 260.00 a month already for 3 children so how much more money would I have to pay on top can someone tell me please I bring just over a grand a month help need advice

  • Steven says:

    When you get made to pay csa the csa come after you and basically tell you that you have to.pay for your children which ok I guess is fair in a way but when they tell you that when the other partner gets the money foe the children they can spend it on anything they want as in like going out drinking partying gambling clothes foe them.selves etc etc and they don’t have to spend it on the kids and they carnt do anything about it but tell you that you have to pay for your kids and come after you form it and then just give it away this is wrong and this service is wrong if your paying down your children then the money should go to them just like if you want to but a bmw car for instance and you turn up and they give you a wheel barrow and say ow sorry not our problem this would be sorted it’s wrong and disgusting service

  • Jay says:

    I’ve just been told by my employer that I am going to lose 40% of my wages for arrears I wasn’t told I was in. I’ve been denied access for 3 years yet I’m the one treated like a criminal. I’ve never missed a payment in 3 three years yet I’m in arrears I don’t understand it I don’t get a straight answer from the csa. I’m beyond suicidal I have to go home and tell my family I can’t support them after these deductions. We’ll lose our home, we will be ruined. I am at the end of my rope and I don’t see any future now.

  • Raoul says:

    The truth is Csa makes men lives hell, they set us for a life of failure, I see it as a torture,
    When you are reported to child maintenance which is my case though I have been consistently paying in 100 pounds from my tiny salary,, it is heartbreaking

  • Matt says:

    Well i have to pay £940 a month and im living in my car while my ex wife has 4 bed house a d a new car, something needs to be done with the csa as the are crooks and they make women take advantage of other people

  • Toni says:

    Don’t have children if you can’t pay for them as for spending money on themselves 😂 I’m sure ur children are clean ,fed, warm, roofs over their heads ,shoes on their feet . I’m sure while the mother is at home sat on her ass cause children don’t need round the clock care and attention !! while you are out doing what you want if you don’t want to have to pay put something on the end of it , and if you did pay for your children csa wouldn’t be involved.

  • Donna says:

    Thank the lord someone said it! You guys think you can just have kids when your young, relationship ends and you forget about so Called kid! Grow up, buy a house, get married and start a new fam, life all hunky dory. Then boom that poor young lass you got up the duff and decided it was just coz you was young, even tho she been raising, struggling with your forgot about child, for the last 20 year while you grew up, the csa finally decide you need to cough up and your all devas and guna be homeless ha ha what the hell you think we all went through as single parents, trying to put food on table, gas, elec, clothes, toys and trying to pass a driving test and get a sitter while we try and better our selves and kids working! Welcome to parent Hood you fools! Can’t just forget about your 1st borns, if you didn’t wanna pay stop bloody reproducing! Also your new wife’s should be slapping the shit out you, just as I would my hubby!

  • Donna says:

    If yous were good dad’s or mams in 1st place and paid to help your kids each week yous wouldn’t be in this situation! Don’t get me wrong there is the few that have paid privately and been screwed, but seriously yous didn’t keep proof? Bigger fools you!

  • Lynn Gardner says:

    My partner payed for his daughter till she was 21bit he had 8month of work had cardiac arrest now the CSA say he owe that money he wasn’t working only got sick pay does he have to pay

  • Louise says:

    I am in a care home and the local council takes all my income from my pensions to pay for the care home fees.I have £2.42 per week disposable income.How can I pay £12 per week child maintenance?

  • Lauren says:

    It’s woman like you that give woman a bad name!

  • Karen says:

    Your so embarrassing Donna! The way you write is awful! Your probably a little chav as they say in your language! Please stop with the awful wording your using.

  • Fed up says:

    Guessing yiure one of those milking the system get a wage from dads.yiure right,cant affird them,dont have them goes for both dads and moms.dont have them to claim an income from dads.

  • Fed up says:

    They shouldve kept their legs closed then

  • Fed up says:

    Yeah cos csa isnt used by many many parents to earn a wage,nothing to do with the child nest interest.

  • Richard sharp says:

    Do I have rights with the CSA as to how much I should be paying for my three children

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