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TAD Member

9 years ago

You really need to speak to the CSA about the information they used to calculate your maintenance. As far as I know they work on a percentage – around 15% for one child. Have your circumstances changed?

The CSA recommend you use this calcualator to work out how much you should be paying.

https://secureonline.dwp.gov.uk/csa/v2/en/calculate-maintenance.asp

CSA or indeed any maintenance is not a debt as such and can’t be dealt with in IVAs, DMPS or Bankruptcy.

Its a priority expenditure you need put above any other debts you have.

The CSA have far more power than other creditors – for example they can actually have your driving license stopped for 2 years.

I think the best thing for you to do is get some legal advice from the CAB or Community Legal Service.

The CSA do have a complaints procedure here:
http://www.csa.gov.uk/en/case/complaints.asp

If your CSA payments are causing trouble with other debts we can certainly advise on those – so if you do have a debt problem – or I have got the wrong end of the stick – click on my name and email me at Debt Advice Foundation.

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