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Child Maintenance Query

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Hi Guys,

Not sure if any of you can help or maybe are in a similar situation.

I've been paying maintenance for my son for the last 7 years - a non CMS agreeing wit my ex.

My son has spent the last 2 years at college doing a BTEC but due to the pandemic was unable to complete all of the required coursework, he will be adding a further year to his studies which I obviously have no problem with. This will however be limited college time and some online coursework etc. He has decided to take up a warehouse job doing 4 x 12hr shifts (4 on and 4 off) again, more than happy about this but do I still continue to pay maintenance as he will be earning as well as going to college?

I'm unsure what to do next and am looking for some advice please.


This topic was modified 4 months ago by duty756
Topic starter Posted : 17/08/2021 4:38 pm
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You can check on rules.about when child benefit stops. Maintenance should end same time as child benefit ends





Posted : 19/08/2021 8:16 pm
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If you think, according to the rules, that you shouldn't be paying, then since you are not with the CMS, you can stop payments. You ex can open a case with CMS to get them re-started, but they will follow the rules and if your ex can't justify that you should pay, then that's the end of it.

Posted : 22/08/2021 12:49 pm

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