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

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12 Responses to “What is the maximum amount the CSA can take from me?”

  1. Darren Jamieson on June 29th, 2010 12:50 pm

    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.

  2. anon on March 14th, 2011 12:54 pm

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

  3. marc kirby on April 25th, 2013 11:59 am

    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.

  4. Stacey on June 3rd, 2013 3:21 pm

    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…

  5. Richard on November 5th, 2014 9:28 am

    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 !!

  6. anon on May 24th, 2015 3:23 pm

    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.

  7. Annon on June 20th, 2015 6:19 pm

    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..

  8. Sarah on June 23rd, 2016 12:46 am

    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]@@@

  9. Des Lowndez on February 7th, 2017 6:13 am

    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

  10. Steven on October 17th, 2017 3:18 am

    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

  11. Jay on January 3rd, 2018 10:02 pm

    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.

  12. Raoul on September 13th, 2018 4:09 pm

    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

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