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Change of circumstances

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Hi there.
I used to live on my own and pay £313 a month in child maintenance.  I have now moved in with my girlfriend and her two sons.  My question is am I eligible to have my payments lowered due to me supporting the household bills and food etc.  The £313 a month is now crippling my finances.  Surely I can have this lowered.  I have spoken the receiving parent who said in fact I should pay more as she struggles!

Also, how would I report this as the website options for change of circumstances don’t seem to support this change.

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  • edited 17 May at 4:56PM
    Swoosh84Swoosh84 Forumite
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    edited 17 May at 4:56PM
    Stick your details into the CSA calculator, will tell you exactly how much you are due. £313 is a fair amount, how many kids are we talking?

    https://www.gov.uk/calculate-child-maintenance

    Update your claim here: https://childmaintenanceservice.direct.gov.uk/onlinerevive/public/landing-screen/

  • dpooley85dpooley85 Forumite
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    We are talking 2 children.  It’s now got to a point where I’m relying on my partner for food when I have paid all bills etc for the month.  She also has two children and being in the household means I’m financially supporting them also.
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    dpooley85 said:
    We are talking 2 children.  It’s now got to a point where I’m relying on my partner for food when I have paid all bills etc for the month.  She also has two children and being in the household means I’m financially supporting them also.
     But they are not your children so you do not have to support them financially. 
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    _shel said:
    dpooley85 said:
    We are talking 2 children.  It’s now got to a point where I’m relying on my partner for food when I have paid all bills etc for the month.  She also has two children and being in the household means I’m financially supporting them also.
     But they are not your children so you do not have to support them financially. 
    But I live in the household and all finances are obviously joint so I am paying for them in theory
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    dpooley85 said:
    _shel said:
    dpooley85 said:
    We are talking 2 children.  It’s now got to a point where I’m relying on my partner for food when I have paid all bills etc for the month.  She also has two children and being in the household means I’m financially supporting them also.
     But they are not your children so you do not have to support them financially. 
    But I live in the household and all finances are obviously joint so I am paying for them in theory
    I know but thats not how the child support will see it. 
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  • edited 17 May at 5:21PM
    dpooley85dpooley85 Forumite
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    edited 17 May at 5:21PM
    Why does it ask about any other children in your household when you apply online via the calculator?  When you add the addition children or take away the additional children in your household the amount goes up and down dramatically 
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