Just how much can the CSA take from me?

November 6, 2014

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!!


11 Responses to “Just how much can the CSA take from me?”

  1. Lisa Budd on November 6th, 2014 3:57 pm

    WOW indeed!! Firstly join a Facebook group called child support agency rip offs. There you will get help asap and they will give you advice and help you write up emails. Secondly talk to your family explain that you had no idea and help is at hand.

  2. Penny Wiskin-Fox on November 6th, 2014 4:16 pm

    before you give them any information, demand a DNA test.

  3. Kevin Hogg on November 6th, 2014 4:22 pm

    Wow! I feel for you

  4. Richard Gent on November 6th, 2014 5:02 pm

    Jesus Pat! That is ridiculous.

    If this is honestly the first you have heard of this and the ‘child’ is now 22, I cannot see how the CSA is justified in pursuing such a retrospective claim.
    Have you spoken to the Mother in question? Why has this just come about now?

    The CSA was not set up for situations like this.

  5. Jason McDermott on November 6th, 2014 5:07 pm

    Proof of paternity is definitely required before even mentioning money

  6. Bill on November 6th, 2014 5:31 pm

    There’s no such thing as a retrospective claim.
    Claims can only start from the date a PWC makes an application and there must be a qualifying child.
    If you have never been contacted previously then you cannot possibly owe this amount.
    If you have been contacted previously and chosen to ignore their communications then that’s a different story.

  7. Sad Pat on November 6th, 2014 5:46 pm

    Bill on November 6th, 2014 5:31 pm

    Hi Bill, I have never had any contact with the CSA, until this letter stating I owed them approximately £64K arrived. Demanding an immediate payment of £30,000.

    I can only assume the child is the result of a one stand way back in 1991. To add insult to injury since 2000 I am now unable to have children due to testicular cancer.

    I cannot contact the mother as the CSA will not provide me with any details re the young man nor his mother. Currently I cannot afford the DNA test. I will take a DNA test, and if I am the father I will accept my responsibilities.

    Yet I cannot figure out how they have come to this figure of £64,000, I can only assume I have been charged approximately £3,000 x 22 years ? Hence my original question, what is the maximum the CSA can charge me from a salary of £18,000 ?

  8. Alison Burrows on November 6th, 2014 6:14 pm

    This is awful and disgusting.
    I would seek out a solicitor and find out what your rights are as this is all very far fetched and quite frankly I can’t see how they can force you to pay this for a grown man you know nothing about.
    Are you sure this isn’t a scam and the the csa number on the letter is a real csa letter!? X

  9. Nicholas Rawsthorne on November 6th, 2014 7:04 pm

    I suggest you appeal the decision and speak to CAB or a solicitor to assist.

  10. Richard Gent on November 7th, 2014 4:44 pm

    Thanks for pointing out the rule re retrospective claims. I did not know that.

    I know you post a lot of good advice on here so it looks like Pat should be in the clear unless he has had previous communication that he has ignored.

  11. Peter Anderson on November 7th, 2014 10:21 pm

    Ah, but when did they first contact you as any claim can only start from then. Do they have DNA proof? And, is the child still in education? Just tell them to go xxxx themselves.

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