My case was closed in 2000 so why are they demanding £890 in arrears?

August 5, 2013

I have had a letter demanding £890 arrears that I was not aware of. My case was closed in the year 2000. They said the audit show that I never cleared arrears and I should pay.
When the case closed they sent me a cheque for £149 as I had over paid and they would not contact me again. Does the time frame mean anything.

Graham Bell


12 Responses to “My case was closed in 2000 so why are they demanding £890 in arrears?”

  1. Sara Turnock on August 5th, 2013 4:23 pm

    Surely if case has been closed for 13 years they can’t pull this stunt?? Personally I’d fight it.

  2. Lisa on August 5th, 2013 4:30 pm

    Demand to see a breakdown of all payments you have made years ago, after a case is closed they cannot chase you, when you start demanding they will leave you alone, tell them to take a running jump for it, it’s the staffs way of making bonuses and targets up as they go along, this way Ian Duncan smiths target of £3.8 billion of false arrears is replayed to the Secretary of State this is not unusual at all, seems to be happening a lot lately

  3. Lizzy on August 5th, 2013 4:55 pm

    Ask them, quote The Data Protection Act, for a copy of your “AUDIT” report and quote the letter they sent you plus ask them for THE NAME of the Auditors concerned. Files being audited by the CSA are far and few between it is done, from knowledge, on a random sample. With this knowledge and you reconciliation breakdown(free on request) from the start date of your case you will be in a stronger position to make a formal complaint. Take a special note of when the audit was done on your case as I have a feeling it will not have been done recently.

  4. Peter Xavier Gibson on August 5th, 2013 4:58 pm

    Google “Statute Barred”. Hope this helps.

  5. Peter Xavier Gibson on August 5th, 2013 5:00 pm

    Statute Barred debts.

    A debt will be “Statute Barred” if there has been no acknowledgement of the debt by you making a payment or in writing within the relevant limitation period.

    The debt would then be legally UNENFORCEABLE.

    If you are in England/Wales then the limitation period is 6 years and you should read:

    Link: Factsheet | Liability for Debts and the Limitation Act (England/Wales)

    If you are in Scotland then the limitation period is 5 years and you should read:

    Link: Factsheet | Liability for debts & the Prescription & Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973

  6. Lizzy on August 5th, 2013 5:26 pm

    Hi Peter Xavier Gibson. Sadly no debt owed to the CSA is “Statute
    Barred” even to the extent they can continue to pursue an outstanding debt after death from the estate or nearest relatives, which ever applies under the circumstances

  7. Pete on August 5th, 2013 6:01 pm

    Tell them in simples terms to fuck off in short sharp jerky movements, Also mention that this is fraud, They are used to the word now as they are riddled with it, They are all pathological liars, Only care about there bonus and targets, If you are contacted by them name and shame the staff member concerned and instigate fraud procedings,

  8. Vicky Sedgwick on August 5th, 2013 6:22 pm

    Hubby got told a few yr bk he owed over 380. Arrears ….. But he had never missed a payment. Both he and ex rang and said never missed . Thy then said error n cased closed and no arrears . N then after a while of not reciveing written confirmation of case closed got told cudnt close case due to owing arrears again. N yet again both rang n told em
    Dad never missed…

  9. Melanie Parton on August 5th, 2013 9:49 pm

    This doesnt apply to csa they closed ours in 2000 then reopened then closed again in 2005 reopened again 2011 law dow mean shit to this agency not a debt like a bill its paid to treasury but if u hav letter saying closed fight via independant case examiner but will hav to go via complaints review and possibly a tribunal teks munths good luk we being charged from 1994 even though closed twice

  10. Melanie Parton on August 5th, 2013 9:50 pm

    There is no apparent time scale on csa unless kid over 20 n no claim ever put in

  11. KMcQ80 on August 6th, 2013 7:36 am

    Visit your MP with all paperwork including the one informing you your case was closed. ensure your MP takes photocopies and does not keep the originals – he probably ‘mislay’ them.
    Best of luck and I hope you make a formal complaint.

  12. Melanie Parton on August 6th, 2013 10:18 pm

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