CMS whilst in full-time education and on Universal Credit
I am currently in receipt of Universal Credit and make child maintenance payments for a child. I also have my own family that I live with.
In a few weeks I will be starting a full-time course at university. This is something I have been working hard towards and I am hopeful it marks the start of a better life for my family. I have been told by Universal Credit that I will be able to maintain my claim whilst I study.
It was my understanding that once I am in full-time education I would not be liable for child maintenance payments. However, today I was told by the CMS that if I am in receipt of universal credit then I would still have to make the payments, regardless of being in full-time education.
Can anyone please clarify this for me? If I do have to maintain these payments then it is unlikely I will be able to do this course.
Far as am aware, if you get universal credit then you have to pay £7 a week in maintenance.