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    tamsin1982
    housing benefit disregarding csa payments!
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    • 4th Oct 08, 9:25 PM
    housing benefit disregarding csa payments! 4th Oct 08 at 9:25 PM
    Ive just done a benefits check up and noticed after 27th October that housing benefit will not use child maintainence as an income, someone tell me I havent read it wrong as it sounds too good to be true!!

    if this is the case it gives me a small dillema.... I have a 3yr ds that has never really had much contact with his dad and doesnt see him at all anymore. I claimed csa a couple of months ago but ex wasnt working so got a nil entitlement letter and a very angry phone call from him threatening all sorts. since then hes got a new job and offered a private arrangement of 120 a month which I accepted as I knew some of it would be swalled by housing benefit anyway. hes due to pay 1st payment end of oct but the only time hes agreed to pay in the past he conviently lost his job so obv im not counting my chickens just yet!! hes never paid a penny towards our son before not even nappies or bday cards! so I have been quite a mug really.

    so my problem is do i continue with our private agreement of 120 a month or do i pursue with csa and get about 180 a month? :confused:
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