Wrong payments for 7 years!

February 29, 2012

I have two daughters ages 10 and 7 and my youngest is disabled..my ex hasnt seen them for 5 years even though my youngest has been very unwell and has had major heart surgery.

I am now in a new relationship with a small baby. For years the CSA were only taking maintenance for one child as i didnt realise my ex had told them the youngest isnt his.

For years i have been receiving £95 a month for the two children despite him being a regional manager he also has a second job and his girlfriend also has two jobs, he takes three foreign holidays a year, swans around in a soft top bmw and has just purchased a house. I am unable to work as i am a carer for my daughter.

For the last two years the csa has sent me a payment schedule for around £700 a month as he is in fact meant to be paying what he pays a month a week plus £400 a month arrears but they keep saying they dont even know where he lives or works and when he moves it all starts again.

They have finally decided to set up a deduction of earnings for £826 a month starting on the pay day this month.

I am not even expecting this money as i have absolutely no faith whatsoever in them. Does anyone think i have any chance of receiving this money and if by some miracle i do when i will receive it?

Its not even that i want the money really my new partner is a fantastic dad to my girls and he works hard to give them everything we need its more the satisfaction it will give me that they might have to struggle a bit now even if its a tenth of how much i did as a single mum on benefits then i will be happy.


  • Carol says:

    If they have set up a Deductions from Earnings Order then you should receive the money. They must know his employer details etc to have it in place. Although his employer will collect the money for that month, it is only passed over to the CSA by the 19th of the following month you should receive the money by the end of the month in which the csa get it.

    The CSA are a joke and you are right to be on guard.

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