The mother should be paid when the DNA results are confirmed

September 9, 2013

My partner is/was possibly the father of twins. He done an Internet DNA test to put both our minds at rest, the result was 0% chance of paternity. (After chasing the mother around for 3 months, to get the test done.)

After 2 years the mother of these children has decided to contact the CSA stating he is now the father. My partner has informed the CSA he is not the father, but as it was an Internet DNA test he must do another one which is court approved. In the mean time the CSA have be deducting CSA straight from his wages.

My partner has supplied his sample of DNA, a month has passed but the mother still has not taken the children for their samples. The CSA has informed us another letter will be sent out. I ask myself, why is he still making payments even though the mother has not supplied the sample? If the CSA stopped her payments I’m sure she would attended the appointment as matter of urgency. Instead why she is receiving his money, why would she put herself out of a possible £484 a month?!?

When the DNA test is proven that is when the mother should be paid, with a back payment from the date she contacted the agency. Anyone not attending to give a sample should be summons to court, with a warrant out for arrest against them.


  • jo says:

    Start by writing a letter of complaint to the csa and then take up your case with the mp. If she is being non compliant my thought that the case should be closed as your partner has made a dispute from the start. I’m pretty sure you can obtain a court order to drag her ass into court to get the dna done. Csa will drag it out as money they are obtaining is accruing interest….best of luck in your plight

  • stuart says:

    if a woman makes a claim and parentage is disputed then a DNA is ordered at the Fathers expense, if negative he is refunded by the CSA ( The taxpayer). If positive the cost is met by the Father……………The woman pays nothing. If a woman makes a fraudulent claim the NRP is forced to pay untill it is sorted. The taxpayer refunds the money again. A woman has never been prosecuted by the CSA for fraud. This gives any woman carte blanche to attempt fraud with no chance of any prosecution or action against her so in essence it would be worth a try. if a woman has been overpaid due to CSA error and can not pay it back then again the tax payer (CSA) foot the bill. Does anyone not see a big difference in policy here in how a NRP is treated who falls foul of the CSA or is it just me?.

  • John says:

    DNA should be routinely the first step in any claim.

    Who knows how many cases are being run, where true parentage has not been identified in the first instance?

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