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Calculation 3 days 20 hours ago #97869

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Hi All

A bit of advice

My first child is coming to the end of eduction thus will no longer be part of a CMS calculation . Do the CMS do the same as the Goverment and even though the first child is no longer eligible the second child is still classed as the second child and only get the calculation attributed to the second child ??? I’m 99% certain that the what one rule for one is not the same for this organisation but I cannot find the answer .

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Calculation 3 days 19 hours ago #97870

I believe it is 16% of gross earnings for 2 children and reduces to 12% for one child. I have recently gone through the same process.

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Calculation 3 days 18 hours ago #97874

Hello Tatey

If you have a case with the Child Maintenance Service, you should inform them of any changes in your circumstances that could change the amount that you pay. If your eldest child is no longer eligible for maintenance payments, they can amend your payments. As mentioned previously, the percentage of your income used is 16% for two children and 12% for one child.

If you have a family-based arrangement, there are no set rules that you are required to follow, therefore, your agreement can contain anything that you both agree to.

If you require any further information, you can contact Child Maintenance Options directly, www.cmoptions.org .

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have a website, ‘Sorting out separation’. It aims to make it much easier for separating and separated parents (and childless couples) to find the support they need, when and where they need it, and encourages them to collaborate on a range of issues. The link is www.sortingoutseparation.org.uk/


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This information which Child Maintenance Options has provided is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

Please note: the Child Maintenance Options team cannot answer any questions relating to a specific CSA or Child Maintenance Service case
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