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How old was the child in respect of which the payment was being made, in 2014 and when did the child leave full-time non-advanced education or start working?
Thank you. The payments should have stopped as soon as your son started work.
Remember this is not government money, this is money which the child’s other parent has paid and which is an overpayment.
It is likely that he is pursuing CSA for this overpayment. Hence, they are pursuing you.
Unfortunately, you are not entitled to keep the overpayment but you are entitled to have a reasonable time to repay.
I’m sorry that this is bad news for you. I can understand your frustration.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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Incidentally, if this is their error, you may be entitled to compensation from them but it’s not going to be a fantastic amount of money so you do need to raise a complaint.
They can only deduct money from your wages with an attachment of earnings order if they get a court order and he would be allowed to defend that because they cannot leave you without enough money to live on.
That is absolutely correct. Unfortunately, the errors that you have experienced, are only too common.
I would probably offer them £10 per month (which they will of course refuse) but keep paying the £10 and make a note of how much you’ve paid. Their record-keeping might not be that good!