Hi, thank you for your question. When there are CSA arrears the CSA will need to recover the outstanding amount within 24 months of notifying you and you can reach agreement on a monthly amount on this basis with them.
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The CSA do not have to collect the arrears within two years of notifying you at all - they just always try and do so.
If the CSA believe that you are in arrears then then will pursue you and they can indeed take money from your pension - or take your passport or your driving licence or your house.
Whether of not you owe them anything in your mind you need to find out whether or not there are arrears and deal with them
You should contact them - in writing - and ask for a full accounting so that you can refute the claims properly
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