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IneedAyoniNickname Sat 04-May-13 18:21:06

Sorry, yet another thread about the csa.

I opened a case with them about 4 months ago, and have phoned them a couple of times to chase up.

Last month ex told me they'd phoned him with an assesment amount that he had to pay. I was surprised as I hadn't heard from them, so I left it a week, then called them. They said they hadn't finalised the amount to be paid, but that they may or may not have phoned him with a pre assessed amount. Apparently they couldn't.confirm whether they had or hadn't made this call,or how much the pre assessed amount was, due to data protection.Even though its my case confused

This month he has told me I might be getting less as he has earned less due to less overtime. Apparently the CSA have told him this is 'how it works' and that he is responsible for calculating now much he gives me every month.

This is what was happening, and the reason i went through the CSA originally, as need to know what money I have coming in, and can't trust him not to lie anyway.

So is he right? Iwill phone the CSA again on tues, but so far have found them next to useless

GoingUpInTheWorld Sat 04-May-13 18:24:11

So the csa are letting your ex decide how much to pay, is that right?

IneedAyoniNickname Sat 04-May-13 18:26:02

According to him, yes

GoingUpInTheWorld Sat 04-May-13 18:29:54

I ve never heard that it my life!!!!

As far as i know, if you are employed, it goes off the last so many payslips, i think it may be the last 3 payslips? He has to send them to the csa.

If hes self employed, it goes off the most recent tax return.

IneedAyoniNickname Sat 04-May-13 18:34:43

Thanks, that's what I thought! He's trying to pull a fast one again!

GoingUpInTheWorld Sat 04-May-13 18:37:39

I think hes trying to piss you off.

If he wont comply with the csa, and is difficult with making payments etc, then they can take it out of his wage before its even gone into his bank!

But thats a last resort.

IneedAyoniNickname Sat 04-May-13 18:45:29

I'm sure you're right! I'll be running the csa on Tuesday, although I'm fast losing faith in them.

kittycat68 Sun 05-May-13 10:08:11

csa are useless alot of the time TBH. never rely on the money comming in is the best option. You can appeal any descion they make!! so if you dont agree with it when the letter comes in you need to put in a wriiten letter apealing their decision. You can take it to tribunal ( like court) and he would then have to supply ALL his pay slips and bank account records!! ( this may put the wind up him and stop him playing games) grin tribunal then work out what he shoul;d be paying and back date it too!!

bunchamunchycrunchycarrots Sun 05-May-13 10:16:37

My ex got different post from CSA about what he was to pay after he asked for a reassessment when he lost his tax credits due to an increase in earnings. CSA never contacted me to say they were reassessing or that the amount I was to get went down. I only knew cos ex told me. But, it's not based on a monthly change, and they'll only reassess once a year from my experience. Ex is now regretting getting his reassessment for a £16 per mth reduction as he's now changed jobs, earns much less but can't get a review done until November.

kittycat68 Mon 06-May-13 10:43:00

the csa dont notify you when they are reassessing. he can get reassessed every three months if he applys but in all retrospect it does take time and would usually take six months to complete from start to finish. he can apply for a variation at any time due to lower income op.

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