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Frontline Workers and CMS payments 2 weeks 1 day ago #105008

Hi, I've been classed as a frontline worker during this Covid-19 pandemic. My child maintenance payments have been calculated for the year but now I'm worried I'm gonna get stung big time at some point for having to work extra hours to help in this crisis. I've asked CMS but not had an answer. Does anyone have any ideas on this or have had any info they can share.

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Frontline Workers and CMS payments 2 weeks 1 day ago #105009

A change to the monthly amount is usually driven by:

- a change in the number of overnights the children spend in your care
- a greater than 25% change to the current level of income used to calculate your current CMS payments - will the additional income result in you breaching the 25% threshold?
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Frontline Workers and CMS payments 2 weeks 1 day ago #105017

The way things are going I'm sure this will breach the threshold.

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Frontline Workers and CMS payments 2 weeks 21 hours ago #105025

hi,

when CMS review your income on your next annual review, they will see whatever income figure HMRC has for you. if you are worried, perhaps you can arrange time off in lieu, instead of overtime pay if possible?
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Frontline Workers and CMS payments 2 weeks 1 hour ago #105090

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Alternatively, put that extra money into an approved pension - that will keep it out of CMS calculations.
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