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Can Exh reduce his CSA payments if he says he cares for girlfriends children?

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Lovedlots Fri 10-Jun-11 10:26:59

Exh is now living with his girlfriend and her 2 children. Girlfriends exh pays maitainance for her 2 children. CSA have said exh can have his payments for my 3 children reduced due to living with his girlfriend and her 2 children. They take 20% off his wages for the 2 children then i get 25% of what is left. I can't believe it. It seem so unfair. Is this right?

Collaborate Fri 10-Jun-11 10:52:36

Unfortunately it is.

Reality Fri 10-Jun-11 10:54:27

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mumblechum1 Fri 10-Jun-11 11:29:15

Unfortunately yes, those are the silly rules.

Reality Fri 10-Jun-11 11:44:42

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mumblechum1 Fri 10-Jun-11 11:53:07

Blimey Reality, I think that may be a slight twisting of the logic!

007angel Fri 10-Jun-11 11:57:50

your expartner must advise the CSA if he moves in with his new partner and he must declaire how many children he is living with - the CSA will automatically notify the DWP which I am lead to believe they do check up.
if you call the CSA they will advise the right infor -they are very helpfull.
my expartner has one child with his ex, i have 2 kids and his new partner has 3 children plus his new daughter - but he has not disclosed this to the CSA (for obvious reasons) as i'm getting 25% my ex's first ex has 1 child and she is getting the same amount as i am for 2 childern - its so unfair.

Reality Fri 10-Jun-11 12:00:06

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mumblechum1 Fri 10-Jun-11 13:29:05

Good grief 007 I got completely lost. So many children, so much complication in their lives. sad

Collaborate Fri 10-Jun-11 13:42:14

There's no real reason why the figures are 15, 20 and 25% too. It's a bit of a blunt instrument, as is this particular rule discussed on this thread. for every parent agreived that the assessment isn't enough there's another agrieved that they're paying too much. For instance, the system doesn't seem in some cases to expect the parent with care to be contributing to the cost of the care of the child.

The upside is that we have certainty.

STIDW Fri 10-Jun-11 19:27:18

The other silly rule that people, including CSA staff, often don't know about relates to Working Families Tax Credit. Having made a deduction to the non resident parent's assessable income to allow for children living in his/her household the families WFTC is added to the assessable income before the usual calculation if the NRP earns more than their new partner.

When the income of the NRP and their new partner is equal half of WFTC is added to the assessable income. If the new partner earns more than the NRP the WFTC isn't added to the NRP's income. confused

Lovedlots Sat 11-Jun-11 17:35:50

Glad to see i am not the only one who thinks this is unfair. CSA is a mine field and i would certainly put people off having to do anything with them if they could really help it. It has been one long battle to get him to pay anything. CSA had only just set up payments from him when he through this into the mix. Anyway thanks for all your responses. Just need to get on with it after another kicking from the ex!

Riakin Wed 15-Jun-11 16:46:25

Quite fair and understandable.

Into context if you had a new partner would you refuse your partner contributing any way financially to your household as inadvertantly they are technically contributing financially to your child (as they are in your household).

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