It costs me so much to see my children – can I get any CSA relief?

October 30, 2013

My ex lives in Northern Ireland I live in England I see my two children for six to eight weeks a year for a week at a time. When I travel to collect them to bring them to my house it costs me £180 fuel four journeys there back there back and £100 ferry crossings plus food and entertainment for the week.

Can I get some form of relief from my monthly CSa payment? This is usually at a total cost of around £300 each time I see them.


4 Responses to “It costs me so much to see my children – can I get any CSA relief?”

  1. Sara Turnock on October 30th, 2013 4:06 pm

    Yes you should get onto CSA and ask. Ring office where your case is held. you won’t get any relief for food and keeping the children for the time you have them though.

  2. Bryan Divitt-Conway on October 30th, 2013 4:24 pm

    I am the same and I live in Scotland. They will only look at the time you have them. Their not interested that you pay to travel etc. They are the worst company in the world and the majority of their staff are utter brain dead.

  3. Rich Mcfc Fox on October 30th, 2013 4:30 pm

    I had the same and live in the u.s. I paid for flights etc etc with no waiver on my monthlys

  4. chall on October 30th, 2013 6:29 pm

    Hi John,

    You can apply for a special expenses variation for the cost of keeping up regular contact with a child or children you are paying child maintenance for .

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