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(@jj198005)
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Afternoon All

 

just wish to know if any body has had the same issue please.

so I pay maintenance and never once complained as it’s my duty as a Dad. 

she is now 19 and suppose to do 3 days a week college, how ever her attendance since starting this course has been a bout 15%.

 

I’ve had emails from the college that she barely attends so not covering 12 hours a week or even close. 

when she took the course it stated 100% commitment or will be removed, however they don’t seem to want to remove her.

Also come April is goes down to 1 day a week, so below the 12 hours a week.

 

cant don’t anything that states if or when I should stop making payments as I believe it’s a mick take if I’m honest.

Any advice would be appreciated, thank you

 

Please, dont get me wrong, its the principle more that the cost. Just seems wrong.  

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Topic starter Posted : 25/01/2024 6:13 pm
(@bill337)
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hi,

if your paying maintenance through CMS, you should contact them and let them know. you should also report this to HMRC/Child benefit office. As CMS expect you to pay as long as child still eligible for child benefit. 

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Posted : 25/01/2024 6:53 pm
(@infodesk)
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Hi @JJ198005

Further to Bill's response, my advice would be to contact the college and ask them for an 'attendance record' and explain the reason why you need it. The only way you can 'report a change' is with evidence. They might refuse on the grounds that your daughter is legally an adult. They would only be answerable to a government or tax authority.

I suspect though that, as your daughter is still enrolled on a course that constitutes 12 or more hours study a week (irrespective of whether she has attended the min study time), the CMS will refuse the change. Only when your daughter has left college at the end of the academic year will your child maintenance payments cease. This is likely to be the first week of September 2024 (as the CMS allow for a few days admin after 31 August).

I hope this is of help.

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Posted : 25/01/2024 7:11 pm
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(@jj198005)
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@infodesk thanks for the response 

 

I pay direct to her Mum, so not through CMS,

I also know in April she drops down to 1 day a week so not sure if then it counts as less than 12 hours. 

 

You google and nothing gives a definite answer, 

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Topic starter Posted : 26/01/2024 9:01 pm
(@morears)
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Posted by: @jj198005

Afternoon All

 

just wish to know if any body has had the same issue please.

so I pay maintenance and never once complained as it’s my duty as a Dad. 

she is now 19 and suppose to do 3 days a week college, how ever her attendance since starting this course has been a bout 15%.

 

I’ve had emails from the college that she barely attends so not covering 12 hours a week or even close. 

when she took the course it stated 100% commitment or will be removed, however they don’t seem to want to remove her.

Also come April is goes down to 1 day a week, so below the 12 hours a week.

 

cant don’t anything that states if or when I should stop making payments as I believe it’s a mick take if I’m honest.

Any advice would be appreciated, thank you

 

Please, dont get me wrong, its the principle more that the cost. Just seems wrong.  

Have you had a heart-to-heart with your daughter about her college attendance? Sometimes, they might not realize the gravity of their actions until it's laid out plainly. And it might be worth a shot to have a chat with the college too, see if they can offer any insight or solutions.

 

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Posted : 28/04/2024 4:50 pm
(@cornishmatt68)
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I have exactly the same issue, except daughter is also working 24 hours a week - CSA state that as PWC receives CB then CSA payments must continue, ive provided an email from her educational establishment stating daughter no longer attends and also details of her employer - however if PWC doesn't inform  CB then no changes will be made. 

i continue to report the fraud regularly CB fraud team online, however after 6 months nothing has changed - another un accountable, incompetent government body i'm afraid - good luck for the future and hopefully it wont damage your relationship with your daughter 

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Posted : 03/06/2024 6:33 pm
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