Redundancy and CSA / child maintence payments?

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cookie22
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Redundancy and CSA / child maintence payments?

Postby cookie22 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:03 pm

Hi,

My husband pays CSA payments for maintenance on his son by his first wife. However he's just recently been made redundant and received a good package. He may not find another similar job for a while, so we will need his redundancy payment to support our family. Does anyone know if the CSA will take a percentage of his redundancy payment?

I must add that my husband has always supported his son and has never had any reluctance to pay child support, despite his ex wife's terrible behaviour and constant battles as she refuses contact for no reason. His ex wife is also a high earner, so his son will not go short.

Any advice on this matter would be appreciated, as we can't seem to find much info online about this, and would like to be prepared before contacting the CSA.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Redundancy and CSA / child maintence payments?

Postby papinian » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:24 pm

I have no expertise in this area but see here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... enance.pdf

Statutory redundancy pay doesn't count as earnings. However, any redundancy pay in excess of statutory redundancy pay counts as earnings. From what you say it seems that your husband's redundancy payment will be significantly more than statutory redundancy pay and the excess is subject to being paid as child support.

To calculate statutory redundancy pay go here: https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-redundancy-pay

Hope this helps.
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Re: Redundancy and CSA / child maintence payments?

Postby cookie22 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:33 pm

Thanks Papinian,

We thought it might be the case that some would be claimed for child support, we just can't find any definitive information on how much or what percentage.

If anyone has any advice on this or has experienced anything similar, I'd love to hear about it.

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