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16 May 12 #330995 by desdad
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Hi All

I have been paying weekly amount to ex as decided by CSA since August 2010. I can''t remember how it came about, but I pay directly to ex. I say I can''t remember because due to stress of separation and divorce I have been ill and off work for much of the time since then.
So, I have not reclaimed money for nights my kids have stayed with me and from autumn 2011 I have also been on half pay and have not changed payment at all. I have also been paying for other activities the kids do.
Now that I am feeling better and back with it, and have been left with little capital after divorce, I have calculated I have overpaid by about £6000 in CSA payments. I have called the CSA to explain I was too ill to inform them of nights my kids stay with me and my change of circumstance at work, but they say because I pay directly to my ex and not through them, they can do nothing about this overpayment and I will have to work this out with my ex. Obviously my ex won''t just give me money back.....so my question is....is this correct, have I no way of retrieving this overpayment, e.g. by paying less over a certain period, or can I complain to someone? CSA do now have my correct details to reassess payments from now.

Thanks in advance

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19 May 12 #331511 by WhiteRose
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bump

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19 May 12 #331524 by MrsMathsisfun
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Sorry but as you havent been paying cm via the csa, your payment would be considered a private arrangement and so there wouldn''t have been any ''''overpayment'''' as such so I dont think there is anything you can do about getting the money back unless your ex agrees.

I would start paying the correct amount and accept you have lost the other money.

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19 May 12 #331659 by WYSPECIAL
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Also CSA can only do a change of circumstances review from when they are told about the change.

They can''t back date it.

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20 May 12 #331790 by desdad
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Thanks for your replies WYSPECIAL and MathisFun, I''m coming to terms with the fact the money''s gone.

WhiteRose, what does ''bump'' mean?

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20 May 12 #331803 by MrsMathsisfun
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bump just means that your questions hasnt been answered so to stop it falling of the page a wiki writes bump so that someone will reply.

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