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Good evening I am contacting you on behalf of my partner

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Good evening

I am contacting you on behalf of my partner regarding his CSA claim for another child, we have found out from the Gov.uk site that the basic rate is £38 per week, he earns £353.21 before tax and CSA are demanding £96 per week where he use to pay £66 which covered the basic plus arrears. We have a child at home with us and we depend on my partners income to pay the bills and support us on just his wage as I am currently not working as we lost our newborn recently. What advice can you give as we are unsure on what to do next?

Thank you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How many children are involved and how much are the arrears
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

There is one child on the claim, the arrears are £850 and we have a child at home that he supports too

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
When was the CSA assessment first made?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

This assessment was made last thursday, they called today and demanded £96 , before then he worked through an agency and paid £ 66 per week then got taken on and they re assesed and are now demanding £96

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Sorry I meant when did he FIRST hear from the CSA?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

His claim started in 2006

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
HI
How long have the arrears been outstanding?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

The arrears started in 2012 and he was advised that they were finished by February 2014 in the process of being taken on full time he missed 4 payments and they are now trying to penalise him, we was advised that the payment would go down in February but they have come up with this figure of £96

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Sorry - when did he miss the 4 payments?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
November and December
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
HI
Just to check - there is no way he can clear the arrears?
Clare

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