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Housing quandary

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06 Jul 12 #341530 by MDCM
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Thank you Cookie. Like i said last night, all advice is taken onboard, whether it be what i want/need to know or not.

(oh, i have the misfortune of being married to a cretin who did indeed put himself out of work to avoid child maintenance with his previous ex-wife while we were together. Don''t think she knows to this day he works Tbh. No contact at all)

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06 Jul 12 #341533 by cookie2
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In that case he probably now realizes what a stupid thing it was to do! Plus the rules on benefits have probably changed since then, too. He would now get NOTHING if he quits a job for no reason.

A court wouldn''t be too amused at him for quitting his job, either. They take earning potential into account, not just current income. If he quit his job then he would be making a huge mistake.

It might be tempting to tell his ex that he is working, but this may reduce the amount he pays to you...

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06 Jul 12 #341534 by maisymoos
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You wouldn''t be able to go for CSA back payments. The CSA will only deal with payments from application. I do agree with Cookie though if he refuses to give you the additional £150 you are better off going through the CSA. Give him the choice but the ultimately the decision to make a CSA application is yours.

Do not be frightened by his scare tactics he could put himself out of work whether paying the mortgage or the CSA. His attitude to me says he is hiding something. Why is he so keen to avoid the CSA?

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06 Jul 12 #341541 by cookie2
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Ah apologies I am not up on all the CSA back payment rules.

Might still be worth threatening him with that though, chances are he doesn''t know the exact rules either :)

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