CSA keeps upping payments when nothing has changed
So his dad had power of attorney while he was in US with me and he filed taxes then CSA went up to $240 a f/n which I don't understand because he had no job and already was paying CS on that money earned. So we didnt know this so CSA just kept yanking money from his account here and there when his dad would put it in for birthday presents and such for the other kids (we have a total of 5 with us here).
So we get back to AU and have no jobs. We live with his parents until we can get on our feet, just waiting for my visa to switch to a bridging one and get the no working lifted.
So after many phone calls they reduced his CS payments to $100 something a month and remove $300 something from the arrears, we explain once again that there is no income so we get a letter saying we only have to pay $31 a month, so why can the arrears not be wiped totally nothing has changed in his income since he reported he had no job so why did we rack up a debt?
We were paying the $31 a month for the year but racked up a debt when they upped the payments but they never should have been its not like they had to adjust because he didnt declare right the CS was being taken from his paychecks so what can we do?
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As for arrears not being wiped. They become a debt to the commonwealth and are very hard to get wiped if they every could be. It is know that the CSA still have debts owed by the deceased that they are unable to wipe and that such debts.
If the CSA have acted wrongly and thus you have accrued debt wrongly then you could have a chance to claim for those through the CDDA scheme (Compensation for Detriment due to Deficient Administration).
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You should be able to clear this all up with an estimate and reiterating your circumstances. Do it asap as they only backdate stuff from when you tell them.
The increase in CS happens when a child turns 13.
All centrelink can do is force the mother to look for employment or study for 15 hours pw. They cannot force her into taking any job, all she has to do is claim the job is unsuitable if she doesn't want to work. Hopefully she chooses to be employed. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, I think all single parents with school aged kids should at least be doing work for the dole if they can't find employment.oh sorry he is 7 so I assume when he turns 8 and deadbeat mom HAS to work or lose some of her welfare the payments should go down as she will then have income?