Hi and thank you for reading.
I wasn't to sure which forum this should have been posted, my apologies if this isn't correct and please be so kind and point me in the right direction.
I'll try and keep it brief as possible but the case has been on-going now for 3 years.
Back in November 2003 the CSA miscalculated an assessment although all the information was correct. February 2005 my ex partner (PWC) submitted a complaint to the CSA and requested an appeal which they allowed. My ex-partner returned the completed paperwork December 2005, some 9 months later. I then received notification in the March 2006 from the Tribunal Services informing me that the CSA have re-calculated the assessment and found in favour of my ex-partner and therefore the Tribunal is not required.
Now i was under Act 1 as my ex partner and i went separate ways 1996. Due to be on Act 1 my new & current partners income was taken into my assessment as total household income. The November 2003 assessment failed to take into account my partners family benefit of £16.20 per week. This is money she would receive with or without being with me. The assessment increased my liability and was backdated to November 2003 now putting me in arrears.
Now with some great help from our local Citizen Advice Service, i placed a complaint under Maladministration as all the information they asked for was provided and therefore there mistake.
Now i remember at the time, the gentleman who helped me used some Law or Act that stated that as it was there error and being government, they could not claim the back arrears from me.
Did i dream this?
In my letter of complaint back in 2006 I did state that the arrears were not collectable.
I received both an apology, applanation and told that they will not be collecting the arrears along with £50 for the trouble.
I am not sure if this means anything but i was awarded Joint Custody and Care but the family courts in 2000. I mention this as i have been told my payments should have been at a reduced rate as my girls stopped over from Friday night through to Sunday evening tea.
i have been fighting the CSA/DWP who decided that i owed money and they want it. The thing is, my case closed in 2014 with a £0.00 balance.
Any help is appreciated.