Evidence of full time education
I have 4 children, my son who lives with his mother, my daughter who lives with her mother and my daughter and step daughter that live with me.
My daughter's mother has gone to the CMA purely for money reasons as we've had an agreement between us for 8 years, she's a vile person and just wants more money even though I provide more than most.
My question is, do I need to prove my son is in full time education as that will mean the payments won't be as high.
I know it's pathetic but I pay for all my daughter's hobbies outside of school such as piano, swimming and gymnastics which I won't be able to afford if I pay what they're advising.h
Thanks in advance.
no you do not need to prove your child is in full-time education. the maintenance payments is based on your gross income, and maintenance continues until child finishes/leaves full-time education (not including university). with all the costs you are paying for, CMS will give you a reduction based on the number of nights the kids spend with you on average each year. they will also reduce your payment because of the other children that live with you. how often do the kids stay with you?
My son is at an age now where he comes when he wants but I've got a good relationship with kids his mum and don't actually pay any maintenance, we just sort things out when needed.
My daughter, who's mum has opened the case, stays with me 1-2 nights a year on average.
My other 2 kids live with me.
I'm querying because at the moment my son isn't in full time education because up into a couple weeks ago he was doing an apprenticeship but has now sacked it off to go back to college but won't be enrolled until the new year, he will then be back in full time education.
Will they investigate if I say that he is full time education now?
as long as the mother is getting Child benefit for the child, then child maintenance will continue to run. I don't think they will investigate if you contact them. unfortunately they listen more to the receiving/resident parent and often just take their word.
@bill337 at the moment she's not getting child benefit but they also don't know who she is to check so I'm just gonna risk it, by the time they've worked it out I'll have been made redundant and that will change everything as I'll be claiming for at least 2 month while my girlfriend is on university placement so I can look after kids instead of paying for child care.
Thanks for replying. Didn't think anyone would bother to be honest.