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Enforcement of CSA/CMS Payments

By: Lorna Elliott LLB (hons), Barrister - Updated: 20 Sep 2018 |
 
Csa Maintenance Payments Arrears Child

Once the CSA/CMS has made a calculation for child maintenance, it has discretion to stipulate the method by which payments are made, to whom, when and how much should be paid towards any arrears. Notifications of any CSA/CMS decisions relating to payments must be made in writing, and should allow the non-resident parent as well as the person with care to make representations about them.

Payments to the CSA/CMS

In the majority of cases, the CSA/CMS prefer payments to be made directly from the non-resident parent to the person with care – save for when the person with care is on either Income Support or Job Seeker’s Allowance. In this situation, payments are made using ‘the collection service.’ In other cases (i.e. where the person with care is not on benefits) the collection service can be used if one or both of the parties request it. If there are problems with payments, it is possible to request the intervention of the collection service later on.

Under the new rules for child maintenance calculations, if a non-resident parent is on benefits Jobcentre Plus may make deductions at source of flat rate payments, at the request of the CSA/CMS.

When Payments Fall into Arrears

The CSA/CMS only intervenes in cases where payments have fallen into arrears if the collections service is being used. However, it is important to note that by the time the first calculation is made there are always arrears to be paid (because the calculation isn’t made until after the date when payments are due).

When a calculation is first made, the CSA/CMS will telephone the non-resident parent and tell them how the payments should be made, including the arrears. It is during this conversation that the non-resident parent should negotiate if they feel that they are not satisfied with the proposed schedule: this may be particularly pertinent given that the CSA/CMS always request that the initial arrears are cleared by way of a lump sum. (Any voluntary payments that have been made after the effective date can be deducted from the initial arrears.) The arrears are also notified in writing. If they are not paid within seven days of the written notification, the non-resident parent could face fines and enforcement action.

Enforcement Action

If a payment that is due directly to the person with care is missed, they must inform the CSA/CMS so that they can make enquiries as to why the payment has been missed. If a payment that is due to be paid via the agency is missed, the CSA/CMS will follow this up of its own volition. In other cases, a person with care who is on certain benefits may request an increase based on the fact that child maintenance has not been paid.

In these circumstances the CSA/CMS will telephone the non-resident parent to find out whether there is a problem (e.g. a change in circumstances.) If the non-resident parent anticipates that they may find themselves in difficulty over payments, such as an impending redundancy, they should contact the agency in good time to negotiate a reduction. There may be a suspension of arrears temporarily if the non-resident parent is ill, unemployed or incarcerated.

Deductions From Earnings

A Deduction from Earnings Order (DEO) is where payments are deducted from the non-resident parent’s earnings and paid to the CSA/CMS. Voluntary DEOs are available if the non-resident parent requests it: however if they persistently default, fail to keep to arrears arrangements and do not respond to enquiries, a DEO may be imposed. However it is possible to appeal a DEO to a magistrates’ court within 28 days of its imposition, either on the basis that it is defective or that the payments being made to the non-resident parent do not qualify as ‘earnings.’

If a DEO is inappropriate for whatever reason the CSA/CMS can apply to the magistrates court for a liability order. The CSA/CMS has to provide the non-resident parent with 7 days written notice of their intention to apply for this order. Once granted, the CSA can arrange for a county court to enter the order into its register like a judgment debt. This means that the CSA/CMS can pursue a charging order against land, property or other assets, a third party debt order against bank accounts or debts owed to the non-resident parent by a third party.

Disqualification From Driving and Imprisonment

In extreme circumstances, the CSA/CMS may take action to disqualify a non-resident parent from driving and can fix a term of imprisonment (up to six weeks) that is usually postponed to enable regular payments to be made.

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The Independent Case Examiner wrote a report about my case and found there had been errors and maladministration dating back to 2012. ICE recommended that the CSA apologise and pay me £100 compensation, which they did. The PHSO agreed with ICE.I don't think this was enough to compensate for all the hardship me and my children had to go through due to these mistakes and the non payment of child maintenence due to this.Is there any more I can do or is that it have I gone as far as I can?
hells45 - 20-Sep-18 @ 4:56 PM
my ex owes£16800 arrears to the csa.it was then transferred to cms to collect the arrears .the cms made an order to deduct £30pm from his wages.He was supposed to pay on the 19th of the month. He paid June missed July i then received a payment on the 9th Aug and nothing since. I've constantly rung the cms and keep getting told he has until the end of the month before they will chase.They say an email has been sent to my case worker re the first missed payment but they can't chase for this month's payment yet. they have no notes as to why the employers aren't paying or whether the case worker has even contacted the employers. I have asked to speak to the case worker only to be told he's not available and they will send a further email to him and i can ring again at the end of the month. what can i do? at only £30pm this debt will already take years to clear without payments being missed.I keep asking them to either send the bailiffs in so i get a lump sum or a charge on his property but they keep saying that takes years to do and they don't like going down that road.
susanm - 18-Sep-18 @ 3:27 PM
In 2014 I received a call from a man you claims to call from the department of pensions. He requested my NI in order to verify my identity and update a gap in my NI contributions while in full time studies. Having provided the info, he then claims to be calling from CSA. It really does not matter to me where he was calling from. But it mattered to me that he was lying on behalf of government institution. I have since paid over £22,000 on a less than national average salary to CSa in past years. This was wide scale deception and it's worse than the PPI schemes. Early this year the case was transferred to CMS. I requested for paternity test having been previously denied illegally by the CSA. I was told to hold off payment until the outcome of the test. 3 months later, I was told the outcome was positive. The CMS then insisted I had to pay 3 months arrears. I offered to pay £80 a month extra plus current monthly payments. The CMS ignored my arrangement and proceeded to DOE. I had to take a bank loan/overdraft to clear the arrears, this was done before the DOE started. The CMS proceeded with DOE, when I had already proven to it that those payment had been made. I was told by CMS staff that the only way I could stop the DEO is to stop working, which I am now being forced into. I have other children that CMS is putting into undue hardship. I have written and appeal to CMS without any answers. I will like to know: Does the CMS have regards forfundamental human right and the rule of law or is it above the law; and therefore lawless? Does the CMS have the right to forcefully enforce DOE on payment that have been already been made and agreed? Is CMs enforcing DOE illegally in order to force people to pay charges? Is CMS trying to alienate absent parent from their children, rather than than encouraging cohesion and cooperation? Are staff of CMS deliberately misbehaving, and acting beyond the law and punishing people by putting them through undue hardships. Thereby forcing vulnerable people in our society to also take matters into their own hands? Why are people less confident in the court systems which should have powers to check this illegalities by CMS? Is the CMS fit for purpose, or is it now suffering from the same fatal flaws of the CSA?
Dan - 17-Sep-18 @ 2:40 PM
Archie - Your Question:
I made my first claim 10 years agoAm I entitled to any back payment

Our Response:
No, you are only considered for payments from the date you registered the claim.
ChildSupportLaws - 17-Sep-18 @ 12:22 PM
I made my first claim 10 years ago Am I entitled to any back payment
Archie - 15-Sep-18 @ 11:31 PM
Steve - Your Question:
Hi I have been with cms on direct pay after the csa ended. I pay my ex through direct pay for 2-3 nights as has always been for nearly 8 years.I received a call from cms to say my payments went up so when I called them they say my ex has told them I only get my daughter once a week now which is untrue. Cms have said I need to go to apply for a court order without even hearing my side where do I stand

Our Response:
If CMS states that you have to apply for a court order in order for the courts to officially determine how many times you have your child once a week, then you will have to do this. The link here, will give you further information.
ChildSupportLaws - 13-Sep-18 @ 9:53 AM
Hi I have been with cms on direct pay after the csa ended. I pay my ex through direct pay for 2-3 nights as has always been for nearly 8 years .I received a call from cms to say my payments went up so when I called them they say my ex has told them i only get my daughter once a week nowwhich is untrue . Cms have said I need to go to apply for a court order without even hearing my side where do I stand
Steve - 12-Sep-18 @ 7:50 AM
kez - Your Question:
My ex husband stopped paying for our son in December 17 it took to may for direct from earnings order to be set up the first payment due July 18 since then I've received nothing his employers state they have taken it from his wages but nothing has been passed on two months in a row now I feel every time I contact cm I'm told the same thing they are looking into it is don't know what else I can do any advice please

Our Response:
The link here , will help with more advice.
ChildSupportLaws - 4-Sep-18 @ 3:41 PM
My ex husband stopped paying for our son in December 17 it took to may for direct from earnings order to be set up the first payment dueJuly 18 since then I've received nothing his employers state they have taken it from his wages but nothing has been passed on two months in a row now I feel every time I contact cm I'm told the same thing they are looking into it is don't know what else I can do any advice please
kez - 28-Aug-18 @ 5:58 PM
You just wrote stating my ex owes over 1k, hes on benefits living with mummy still. How. An you get this back for me had nothing for few years then it was 5per week. How quick can you get any arrears ? This letter came out the blue from csa 2weeks ago
Sheilas - 23-Aug-18 @ 10:19 PM
My granddaughters father has been paying my daughter each month, but dont think he has informed the CSA that he is now working full time (may be zero hour contract). Can myself or my daughter get CSA to check on this
concerned nan - 23-Aug-18 @ 11:43 AM
So I have a direct earnings order which will take £90 a week from my £250 pay for 3 children how can I stop this or even postpone it?
MRBLAKE - 22-Aug-18 @ 2:36 PM
My sister signed up to Collect and Pay two years ago due to not receiving consistent payments from her ex (and arrears at that time being in excess of 3k) CMS would write letters each month stating that ex is not paying so she won't receive a payment (but CMS would not enforce the legal powers they have to obtain payment from him) Two years later - apart from random voluntary payments made, no consistent payments have been received... arrears are in excess of 5k now CMS do not escalate any of the complaints beyond the dissatisfaction process and do not mention over the phone that they will refer it higher to the complaints resolution team... avoidance tactics My sister was told 5 months ago - Deductions Order via Employer has been set up and 7 weeks later she will receive her first payment She didn't receive anything because according to the CMS the Employer never received the Deductions Order in the post (miraculously at the same time my sister received two voluntary payments by her ex - this was deliberately done so as the ex and Employer can collude with each other to avoid consistent payments via DEO) Currently my sister has been told by CMS the arrears owed to her are over 5k, but she can't accept any voluntary payments as the new DEO isbeing set up and can take up to 8 weeks... The Employer has confirmed they have the DEO this time round (possibly because they were told if they don't complete it they will get fined) So the children miss out out on getting their school uniform etc due to the financial struggle she's in as 8 weeks without any support is a long time Surely CMS can do more in ensuring a voluntary payment made before School starts can reduce the arrears owed but are complicating matters themselves by their procedures putting my sister in more debt (due to the lack of financial support being made available) Though there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel (8 weeks time) my sister has this inkling that somehow consistent payments made by her ex to her will be avoided... She's not received anything for two years after signing up to the collect & pay... So isn't that hopeful things will change for the better... Would prefer if the Complaints Resolution/Review Team could action things much earlier - rather than case workers keeping matters locked at the dissatisfaction stage...
ZM - 18-Aug-18 @ 11:00 AM
Kat - Your Question:
My ex husband has always reluctantly payed child support for our 2 children, but has paid me direct for the last few years. We had our annual review in March this year and his weekly payments went up from £29 per week to £34, he refused to pay the new amount and continued to pay the old amount into my account then after a month stopped paying altogether. The Cms contacted him by phone to tell him he had to pay the new amount and the arrears but he blatantly refused. He is a director of his own business but claims to be not earning even though the Cms have a figure from HMRC to say he is. The Cms have set up a deduction of earnings but as it is his own business he has again told them that he will not cooperate and will not be making the payments. The Cms have told me that it’s not if but when they will get the money I am owed from him, but after ready a lot of the above messages I’m now thinking that I may as well kiss any money I’m owed and future payments goodbye! Is there anymore that I can do?

Our Response:
There have been some new parliamentary measures confirmed in July 2018 to improve compliance, which includes the ability to deduct child maintenance from business bank accounts. Please see the link which may help here.
ChildSupportLaws - 16-Aug-18 @ 3:08 PM
My ex husband has always reluctantly payed child support for our 2 children, but has paid me direct for the last few years. We had our annual review in March this year and his weekly payments went up from £29 per week to £34, he refused to pay the new amount and continued to pay the old amount into my account then after a month stopped paying altogether. The Cms contacted him by phone to tell him he had to pay the new amount and the arrears but he blatantly refused. He is a director of his own business but claims to be not earning even though the Cms have a figure from HMRC to say he is. The Cms have set up a deduction of earnings but as it is his own business he has again told them that he will not cooperate and will not be making the payments. The Cms have told me that it’s not if but when they will get the money I am owed from him, but after ready a lot of the above messages I’m now thinking that I may as well kiss any money I’m owed and future payments goodbye! Is there anymore that I can do?
Kat - 16-Aug-18 @ 12:03 PM
sam - Your Question:
Hi. I have 3 children with my ex. I'm more than willing to pay maintenance for my children. I have been given a (minimum) amount that I must pay each week based on my earnings and how often I have the kids. I asked for my ex's bank details so that I could set up a standing order for more than this amount. However she has said no she wants to go through CSA. Do I have to go through them even though Im willing to set up a standing order to her. If I do have to go through them can I make her pay the charges as she is the one insisting on me using them.

Our Response:
If your ex applies through CMS, then you would have to go through CMS and pay charges (if applicable). There are different ways to pay, please see the link here.
ChildSupportLaws - 16-Aug-18 @ 10:46 AM
Hi. I have 3 children with my ex. I'm more than willing to pay maintenance for my children.I have been given a (minimum) amount that i must pay each week based on my earnings and how often i have the kids.I asked for my ex's bank details so that i could set up a standing order for more than this amount.However she has said no she wants to go through CSA. Do i have to go through them even though Im willing to set up a standing order to her. If i do have to go through them can i make her pay the charges as she is the one insisting on me using them.
sam - 14-Aug-18 @ 9:04 PM
smudge - Your Question:
I had a letter dated 23rd July telling me I had to make payments of 5 times my regular amount to catch up with my arrears, On further reading the letter explains my payments went up due to variations, ok I understand this but I also get special variations as I travel to see my kids in another country, My new rate could be manageable but what they expect me to pay is not manageable, again on further reading I apparently have been in arrears since Feb. 2017 but I am notified until July 2018? I have never received anything in between and my regular payments were taken from my account as per usual so there was nothing unusual until I received this letter a year and a half later. This has put tremendous pressure on my new family as tax credits are now non existent, How can an agency tell me I can afford x amount then tell me to pay another more expensive amount then demand 5 times the amount when they know I can only afford x, I have no intention of not paying but I will not be giving my wealthy ex wife a lump sum of money which I will have to try and borrow.This ex partner is affluent and also has a new partner living with her and I have no idea how there income doesn't come into when I hear horror stories of men's new partners income coming into the equation , I had a horrendous time getting my access now its getting me again, I have never missed payments and when I was off work injured I git into credit but never received this, I thought it was up to me to notify of changes and there are none so why does it have to change at all, Also if I don't get on top of this as I am waiting for correspondence from then I could be fined on top of that and where does that money come from, all this is due to complete incompetence of a department that goes out of its way to ruin lives financially which inevitably brings the stress and mental problems and probably destroys new family's, The time it will take to sort this out due to their incompetence will end up in me being owing thousands and I can't pay it

Our Response:
Your comment possibly needs clarifying as there is some inaccurate information in what you say. Firstly, CMS will aim to collect all the arrears within two years and the most it can ask you pay up to 40 per cent of your income, depending on your circumstances and other financial commitments, please see the link here . Regardless of the affluence of your ex (or her partner), this has no bearing on what you have to pay to support your child(ren). Neither can CMS take money from 'men's new partners' income' - only the biological parents are responsible for paying to help support their biological children (unless adoption has taken place). If you feel you have been treated unfairly, you can complain (please see the link here. If you can keep up with payments it is always best to prevent arrears.
ChildSupportLaws - 14-Aug-18 @ 12:29 PM
I had a letter dated 23rd July telling me I had to make payments of 5 times my regular amount to catch up with my arrears, On further reading the letter explains my payments went up due to variations, ok I understand this but I also get special variations as I travel to see my kids in another country, My new rate could be manageable but what they expect me to pay is not manageable, again on further reading I apparently have been in arrears since Feb. 2017 but I am notified until July 2018? I have never received anything in between and my regular payments were taken from my account as per usual so there was nothing unusual until I received this letter a year and a half later. This has put tremendous pressure on my new family as tax credits are now non existent, How can an agency tell me I can afford x amount then tell me to pay another more expensive amount then demand 5 times the amount when they know I can only afford x, I have no intention of not paying but I will not be giving my wealthy ex wife a lump sum of money which I will have to try and borrow. This ex partner is affluent and also has a new partner living with her and I have no idea how there income doesn't come into when I hear horror stories of men's new partners income coming into the equation , I had a horrendous time getting my access now its getting me again, I have never missed payments and when I was off work injured I git into credit but never received this, I thought it was up to me to notify of changes and there are none so why does it have to change at all, Also if I don't get on top of this as I am waiting for correspondence from then I could be fined on top of that and where does that money come from, all this is due to complete incompetence of a department that goes out of its way to ruin lives financially which inevitably brings the stress and mental problems and probably destroys new family's, The time it will take to sort this out due to their incompetence will end up in me being owing thousands and I can't pay it
smudge - 13-Aug-18 @ 3:34 PM
Jane - Your Question:
Hi my ex currently recieves 300 plus cash in hand,he howeven is not receiving any benefits.where does CSA stand on that?would they simply do nothing ?

Our Response:
CMS cannot extract child maintenance where tax is not being paid via HMRC. If your ex is working illegally, you can report this via the link here . However, if your ex is self-employed and paying tax via HMRC, then CMS should be able to extract child maintenance from him.
ChildSupportLaws - 9-Aug-18 @ 12:07 PM
Bob - Your Question:
Hi, it been interesting reading the comments above and it's certainly giving me perspective on others situation.My issue/query is as follows:My cms Payments were increased to an amount which made it difficult to live because I had earned more for one year than previous years. As a result of my temporary increase in earning my payment amount went from 150 to 300 (and rightly so.) Here I will like to state that in nearly 8 years I have not missed one Payment or complained about the amount owed. The problem arouse when I realised that I was paying a higher rate based on the previous year and needed a years proof of earnings before the amount could be re-calculated. However, I am unable to reduce my hours now because of my higher rate (this is similar to a caste system) back In March last year I became depressed as resul developed insomnia followed by a nearly fatal attack of pneumonia and sepsis and the realisation that I will have to keep working same extra hours every month or face legal action if I reduce the amount myself has been causing my a great deal of anxiety resulting in panic attacks and a frequent low mood. Now, I very seriously considering contacting the CMS and telling them I will be reducing my monthly payments with the intention of continuing to pay for longer (If I did not feel there was a need to take this risk I would not be considering it but I have to consider my health and new baby because I need to be of sound mind to support a child) I understand this is a difficult situation and I sincerely hope you will not judge me for considering taking this action.My question is: Will it be possible to reduce my payment back to their original amount and continue paying in arrears but for a longer period (because I wish to pay the full estimated total)?

Our Response:
The link here and here should help answer your question fully. It is always best to meet any arrears head on rather than bury your head in the sand. Admittedly, it is not an ideal working solution for CMS to work retrospectively as it can leave non-resident parents in a sticky situation if they have earned more one year and their wages drop the following one. It is best to try to speak to CMS in order to try to resolve this. If you feel you have been treated unfairly, you can complain, please see the link here.
ChildSupportLaws - 9-Aug-18 @ 11:23 AM
@Moo - the question is why can't CMS extract the money if your ex is earning?
NJ - 9-Aug-18 @ 10:56 AM
Hi, it been interesting reading the comments above and it's certainly giving me perspective on others situation. My issue/query is as follows: My cms Payments were increased to an amount which made it difficult to live because I had earned more for one year than previous years. As a result of my temporary increase in earning my payment amount went from 150 to 300 (and rightly so.) Here I will like to state that in nearly 8 years I have not missed one Payment or complained about the amount owed. The problem arouse when I realised that I was paying a higher rate based on the previous year and needed a years proof of earnings before the amount could be re-calculated. However, I am unable to reduce my hours now because of my higher rate (this is similar to a caste system) back In March last year I became depressed as resul developed insomnia followed by a nearly fatal attack of pneumonia and sepsis and the realisationthat I will have to keep working same extra hours every month or face legal actionif I reduce the amount myself has been causing my a great deal of anxiety resulting in panic attacks and a frequent low mood. Now, I very seriously considering contacting the CMS and telling them I will be reducing my monthly payments with the intention of continuing to pay for longer (If I did not feel there was a need to take this risk I would not be considering it but I have to consider my health and new baby because I need to be of sound mind to support a child) I understand this is a difficult situation and I sincerely hope you will not judge me for considering taking this action. My question is: Will it be possible to reduce my payment back to their original amount and continue paying in arrears but for a longer period (because I wish to pay the full estimated total)?
Bob - 8-Aug-18 @ 2:54 PM
The CMS can check for any active bank accounts of the absent parent... their Disclosure Team are able to put a trace out and can observe any regular payments coming in and have the power to freeze the account.
Moo - 8-Aug-18 @ 12:24 AM
The CMS don't encourage anyone to complain.But you have a right to complain if you wish... I've recently complained after years of non payment, multiple DEO's that are always ineffective, months of having no one even chase payments etc. and arrears of almost £6k.I made a formal complaint in writing and I'm waiting for them to come back to me.I feel failed by this service and I believe more should be done to make absent parents pay towards their children.
Moo - 8-Aug-18 @ 12:19 AM
Hi my ex currently recieves 300 plus cash in hand,he howeven is not receiving any benefits.where does CSA stand on that?would they simply do nothing ?
Jane - 7-Aug-18 @ 7:54 PM
@JellyTot - let's hope it goes through. I'm hoping the same. My ex is a self employed and drives a top of the range BM, holidays all the time and has been paying me in insulting dribs and drabs. It's time to stand up to this sort of 'father' who never thinks of his kids.
J - 7-Aug-18 @ 9:13 AM
I have had a case with the CMS for 2 years now. My ex is a narcissist and tries to control me through money and threats of reporting me as a neglectful parent. He is now due me almost £6000. He was paying me direct into my bank account then decided to play games every month with varying amounts, dates etc. I closed my bank account which id had for 23 years to stop him transferring this crap (with advice from CMS). I've recently been told they've now served a deductions of earnings on him. Im not counting my chickens to be honest. This guy earns around 4k a month, he was paying 200 a month at my request (I thought I was being very generous with that seeing as I knew i could have double) he kicked up a royal stink at this, stopped payment etc so i had no choice but to go through CMS. Two years so far of being fobbed off by CMS so fingers crossed this deduction goes through
JellyTot - 6-Aug-18 @ 1:41 AM
Anna - Your Question:
I have been trying to get CSA for a year now. at first he was working legitimately however never paid anything to csa for his child, went through turmoil of DNA tests and back and forward waiting from csa and then he decided himself he would pay £20 a week for 6 weeks (which he said he paid for his other two children prior to mine with diff mothers this is which I never agreed to as he was due to pay much more due to his take home pay. He then found out his new girlfriend was pregnant with twins and payments stopped immediately, he gave up his job and haven’t received a penny and saying they can’t take it off him because he’s entitled to nil rate. I know he’s working cash in hand. Can I take him to court? Surely you aren’t allowed by law to work cash in hand pay no tax and not pay child maintenance. He’s able to provide for twins and another two children but have nothing to do with my child. I think it’s a disgrace that fathers who are clearly avoiding paying through all costs can’t be investigated fully and challenged about this. Surely HM revenues thinks how possibly is he living and providing for other children but yet not received any benefits or working ???? think there’s more that the law should do. Takes two to provide for a child as the CSA claims.

Our Response:
Unfortunately, while you can report your children's father for working 'cash-in-hand' you cannot take the matter to court and expect the court to award you regular child maintenance when your ex effectively doesn't have a job. It would cost more financially to take the matter to court than you could hope to gain. It is impossible for CMS cannot extract child maintenance where the paying parent does not earn registered taxable earnings. The fault is not with the agency (who will try to extract the money where it can), the fault lies with the avoiding parent.
ChildSupportLaws - 3-Aug-18 @ 1:50 PM
I have been trying to get CSA for a year now.. at first he was working legitimately however never paid anything to csa for his child, went through turmoil of DNA tests and back and forward waiting from csa and then he decided himself he would pay £20 a week for 6 weeks (which he said he paid for his other two children prior to mine with diff mothers this is which I never agreed to as he was due to pay much more due to his take home pay. He then found out his new girlfriend was pregnant with twins and payments stopped immediately, he gave up his job and haven’t received a penny and saying they can’t take it off him because he’s entitled to nil rate.. I know he’s working cash in hand.. Can I take him to court? Surely you aren’t allowed by law to work cash in hand pay no tax and not pay child maintenance. He’s able to provide for twins and another two children but have nothing to do with my child. I think it’s a disgrace that fathers who are clearly avoiding paying through all costs can’t be investigated fully and challenged about this. Surely HM revenues thinks how possibly is he living and providing for other children but yet not received any benefits or working ???? think there’s more that the law should do. Takes two to provide for a child as the CSA claims.
Anna - 2-Aug-18 @ 7:42 PM
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