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Hi thank you for your message, were you married to the mother of the child or named on the birth certificate?
Hi thank you for your message, well then you cannot be held responsible for payments of child maintenance it is not clear you owe as the child has not been confirmed as yours and you do not have parental responsibility. You should therefore, contact the DWP and ask them to confirm the basis of the arrears against you given there is no legal basis for you being determined to be the father. You are not on the birth certificate and were not married to the mother nor a court order evidencing you as the father. I hope this helps, if you can please accept my answer and rate me 5 stars (in the top right of your screen) then Just Answer will credit me for helping you today.