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Hi all.
I am looking for a recommendation for a good solicitor for a compensation claim or to sue the CSA.
Questions if anyone can help.
Is there a time frame on how long to wait before you can make a claim?
Can you make more then 1 claim? EG: Make first claim and the CSA found guilty of defective administration. Then a second claim for financial loss, because you then have the proven facts from first claim.
Can you make a claim while you still have a debt with the CSA?
 
From past experience the the CDDA scheme is fairly open and claims can take time to process. I had a claim that took them a year to process so best to get claims in sooner than later. Goggle CDDA scheme for more info. With a child support debt I guess the claim will offset it.
 

Is there a time frame on how long to wait before you can make a claim?
There doesn't appear to be, but some Government departments appear to be able to magically drum up rules, policies and legislation.

Can you make more then 1 claim?
Yes BUT going through CDDA the financial loss aspect is part of the same. That is with CDDA a determination is made as to whether or not the adminstration was defective (and this could be on a number of issues), then the compensation aspect is considered. So really it is one claim (I made 3 claims if I recall correctly (might be a post on here from me in that regard), got defective administration on 2), I got no compensation (didn't really expect any, especially as one claim, I believe, was them not taking more money).

Can you make a claim while you still have a debt with the CSA?
I don't believe there is any such restriction at all.

6.11 Compensation & Waiver of Debts | Child Support Guide

Claiming compensation from us - Australian Government Department of Human Services

The Scheme for Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration (the CDDA Scheme) | Department of Finance

http://www.ombudsman.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0026/35594/Compensation-for-defective-administration.pdf
Thank you for all that information, it has been interesting reading.

So going through all of the information you have to prove the facts that the CSA have made an error of law.

Does that only apply to the CSA and/or SSAT AAT Magistrates Courts on defective administration.
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