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Please may I ask:
- are there any court orders in place in respect of maintenance? If so - when was this made?
- has you gone through the CSA/ Child Maintenace Service(CMS) for a calculation in the past?
- what course is your daughter studying at college? and how many hours a week is this course?
Thank you for your response.
Just to clarify - is the course more than 12 hours per week?
- are you still getting child benefit for her?
Thank you for clarifying for me.
What you need to know is that child maintenance is payable until a child reaches 20 - if they are in full time non advanced education ( not a university course or equivalent).
You therefore need to find out what type of course your daughter is on - and if is not a university equivalent course - then chid maintenance is still payable by the father.
The fact that you are still getting child benefit for your daughter - means that it is highly likley that she is not studying a university equivaent course.
Although you wont be able to claim back payments from the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) - (new name for CSA) - you wil be able to start a new claim with them - and the father will be liable for payments from the date you put the claim in.
It sounds like he has stopped payments wrongly - so you do need to make a claim to the CMS straight away.
Let me know if I can help you further.
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I am sorry that I cannot send a letter - this service is for information only.
When you refer to the Child Maintenance Service - they will certainly send him a letter for you!
Glad I could help