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28 Mar 12 #320503 by Summer38
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Hey,

Hope all are well....
I''ve been helped on here before so here I am looking for further assistance....

I have 2 kids with ex and pay via csa every month my set payment. (note I''ve not ranted about the csa! I MUST be getting over it)

I''ve been having a mid career crisis of late and realised I need to put some qualifications behind me to ensure i''m employable in my future years. SO! this are my questions...

And the reasons I''m asking is so I am able to give my children a better life and not give the csa more than I should.

questions....
1. what, if I''m entitled to any student finance (i.e. maintenance loans/grants) are taxable in csa eyes?
2. at what % do they work on?
3. does me becoming a full time student but staying on a similar wage (i''m reducing my working hours but not by many) affect the amount I give to ex/csa? I appreciate it that my payments will be relative i.e. wages drop by 10% then so do payments.... but does being a full time student affect me in the csa''s eyes at all?

The reason I''m asking here first is cos'' whenever i call with a change of my living conditions the csa cause financial turmoil for a good 3 months before fixing it and costing me some good money.

please help....

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28 Mar 12 #320510 by mumtoboys
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your full time student status and the loans that go with it are not considered income as far as the CSA are concerned. But if you are working on a PAYE basis then that is earned income and it is fair game to the CSA!

I am unsure about grants or bursaries but I would imagine that they are not considered income. It would be worth a call to the CSA to clarify.

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28 Mar 12 #320512 by Emma6607
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Many bursaries are counted as an income check out the link attached from Direct Gov
www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits...low_income/DG_070816

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28 Mar 12 #320513 by Summer38
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emma6607 thanks for the link.... i''m a little confused as the link seems to refer to if "i" were the claimant... and speaksin the first person as such... i''m a little confused by the references of it...

can anyone clarify/confirm - if i''m given a maintenance loan and student loan will this be taken into account when considering payment to csa?

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28 Mar 12 #320516 by Summer38
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All, i''ve just called CM Options who have advised as a full time student the csa treat you as a "nilrate" person and they cannot enforce any monies from you. and that includes wages.

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28 Mar 12 #320530 by WhiteRose
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Hi Summer,

Will your ex manage financially without your CM contributions?

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28 Mar 12 #320532 by Fiona
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Are you currently claiming child support through the CSA? Under the existing rules students are assessed at the nil rate but the draft regulations due to be implemented sometime this year change this so that non resident parent students will be assessed on their gross income.

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