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Child maintenance when does it stop???

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16 Sep 12 #356183 by lowermeadow
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Hi, I am posting this on behalf of a friend. His son left full time education in may this year, he turned 16 November 2011, my friend stopped paying maintenance to the csa in June, his ex wife has now contacted csa saying that she wants the payments that he hasn''t paid. She has also forced his son back to school of which when my friend phoned the school they informed him that he has come back to do a course, he is not A level standard. Csa have informed my friend that whilst his ex wife is in receipt of the family allowance book he must pay maintenance his son is also working 40 hours on a weekend. It is a secondary school that he has gone back to doa course does my friend still have to pay csa any advice would''ve appreciated.

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17 Sep 12 #356287 by Child Maintenance Options
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Hello

Thanks for your email. CSA rules say that child maintenance must be paid by the non-resident parent to the parent with care until the child turns 16 or until they reach 19 if they are in full-time education (not higher than A-level equivalent). If you''d like some more information about how the CSA works out child maintenance, visit direct.gov.uk.

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25 Sep 12 #357794 by skodaman
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I hate to be (maybe) the bearer of bad news but from Oct (31st?)2012 the age for maintenance ceasing rises to 20 (if still in full time education ie sub degree).

So I was informed during telephone conversation with CSA this morning. The chap went away to double check and rang me back!

I was due to be free of the CSA in Jan 2013, not now.

This has been kept very quiet, I think a lot of non-resident parents are in for a nasty surpise.



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25 Sep 12 #357798 by somuch2know2
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WHAT????

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25 Sep 12 #357801 by skodaman
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somuch2know2 wrote:

WHAT????


Indeed! :ohmy:

There will be NRPs thinking about a CSA free Xmas (with maybe a bit more present money etc)who will be blitzed from out of the blue.

It says a lot about the contempt NRPs are held in that this will be done with no advance warning.

My CSA caller thought he might have seen mention of this in a recent memo and so went to check, most CSA advisors are still (as with me last week) saying case closes at age 19.

.....unless the CSA guy was winding me up (I wish)

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25 Sep 12 #357802 by somuch2know2
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I havent seen anything about this? Im still not clear what the actual rules are. Its until 19 or completion of fulltime education?

So if they are 20 and at uni am I ''free'' from mandatory payments?

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25 Sep 12 #357808 by skodaman
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somuch2know2 wrote:

I havent seen anything about this? Im still not clear what the actual rules are. Its until 19 or completion of fulltime education?

So if they are 20 and at uni am I ''free'' from mandatory payments?


If in non advanced f/t education (A-level or equiv. not degree etc) then until 20th birthday (was, is until this Oct, 19 ).

If going onto degree (etc)course then CSA is done whatever age. So sayeth my informant.

The ''covert'' nature of this little surprise is appalling....but not surprising

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