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Child Maintenance Question

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26 Jun 07 #1002 by firefliesuk
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Hi there... new to the board and looking for some advice. I understand than with 2 children the child maintenance will be 20% of my husbands net earnings. Is this done on his basic wage or does it take into account overtime? The reason I ask is my husband works out of the country on and off with his job but he has informed me that this is all considered as overtime... therefore not taken into account when the calculation is made. However this 'overtime' virtually doubles his annual income. His basic is £27000, yet last year he actually earned £51000 including all of his work abroad. Is he correct in what he is saying?


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27 Jun 07 #1026 by DownButNotOut
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According to the CSA website, the following are counted as earnings:
- wages and salary, fees, bonus, commission, overtime pay or any payment on top of wages and salary under a contract of services
- private or occupational pensions and compensation payments for loss or reduction of earnings
- statutory sick pay
- contractual sick pay
- contractual maternity pay
- contractual redundancy pay


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