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Can you please give me some more of the background here?
OK. Is there a chance that this is correct? And have the CMS provided paperwork to support the additional older arrears amounts?
Did you notify the CSA that you were unemployed at the time?
The CSA can pass on old debts to the CMS for collection, and sometime they go back much further than the dates you are talking about.
Accounts fall into arrears if payments should be made and they are not - so if you were unemployed but did not notify the CSA, the account will have fallen into arrears as they will have expected you to continue to pay at the agreed rate.
Do you have documentation to prove that you were not in work at the time the liability arises from? How much are they now seeking?
In my view yes they can seek further liabilities, if the arrears amounts are correct I'm afraid.
You can challenge the amount if you can provide evidence that the calculation is wrong. You should have been in touch with them but you can still make a case to have the arrears written off if you can show that they should not have accrued.
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