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Where does my CSA Money go?
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mushroom79
Old 25-06-2013, 1:54 PM
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Default Where does my CSA Money go?

I wonder if anybody knows if my Money goes directly to my ex partner?

So I pay 600 a month and I wonder if she gets all of that, part of it or none of it and she just gets benefits?

I've just recently met my Daughter for the first time and things are great, however things are not great with the ex, in fact downright hostile. I'm considering a private arrangement, as I would rather the money go direct than to the most inept government department I've ever had the misfortune of dealing with.

I learnt many years ago not to contact them unless you really really have to as I always seem to come away from every contact owing them more money than when I started so I would rather not ring them.

If 300 a month goes to the government then I can offer her 400 and then everyone is better off but don't know how it works with benefits???

If anyone has any insights into this I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 25-06-2013, 1:56 PM
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CSA money goes to the parent with care. There is no deduction and the money is ignored for means tested benefits. You can only have a private arrangement if both parents are in agreement about this, and there is no reason that I can see why the mother would agree to accept a lower amount than she is currently receiving through CSA.
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Old 25-06-2013, 2:10 PM
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CSA money goes to the parent with care. There is no deduction and the money is ignored for means tested benefits. You can only have a private arrangement if both parents are in agreement about this, and there is no reason that I can see why the mother would agree to accept a lower amount than she is currently receiving through CSA.
Thanks for the reply, I agree that if every penny goes to her then things should remain the same.
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Old 26-06-2013, 1:49 PM
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I know somebody who pays for his daughter via CSA who is under the impression that the CSA deduct some.
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Old 26-06-2013, 3:06 PM
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I know somebody who pays for his daughter via CSA who is under the impression that the CSA deduct some.
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I know all the rhetoric is about charging people to use the CSA (or whatever they want to call it) as a way to encourage people to make arrangements themselves - maybe that's what your friend is thinking about?

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Old 26-06-2013, 3:23 PM
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He pays 22, the PWC says she only gets 16.
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I know all the rhetoric is about charging people to use the CSA (or whatever they want to call it) as a way to encourage people to make arrangements themselves - maybe that's what your friend is thinking about?

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Just curious why you always use ++ at the start of your posts?
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Just curious why you always use ++ at the start of your posts?
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An old habit - there's no logical reason.

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Old 26-06-2013, 3:52 PM
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Lol, ok, just wondered if it was set up like that
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Old 26-06-2013, 5:07 PM
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He pays 22, the PWC says she only gets 16.
Is he on a DEO? If so, its probably the charge for that. Most companies charge to administrate a DEO.

Or the PWC is lying for some reason.
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Old 26-06-2013, 5:13 PM
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Old 26-06-2013, 6:26 PM
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CSA take nothing at all. ALL money goes to the PWC.
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Old 26-06-2013, 7:23 PM
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He pays 22, the PWC says she only gets 16.
the only explanation for this at the current time would be that he has arrears and that some of what he is paying is made up of arrears that were accrued pre- April 2010 IF the PWC was on benefits at the same time. In that situation, the secretary of state will be owed some money.

If he isn't paying any arrears then she receives every penny he pays. For now.
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Old 26-06-2013, 10:34 PM
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Yup, as has been mentioned, the only reason the PWC wouldn't get the full amount would be if there were monies owed to the Secretary of State still.

The most an employer can add as an admin charge onto a DEO is only 1 per collection.
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