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How check if CSA case closed and if any arrears?

 
markdee
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Hi what's best way to check please if case closed and any arrears outstanding?  Is it case of call a number, give reference number and they will share over phone or is something more required?  Thank you

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Topic starter Posted : 14/09/2021 8:41 am
Bill337
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hi,

were you going through the old CSA system or CMS now? the current CMS tel number is 0800 171 2345, and you would need to give them a reference number of your case. should be on the paperwork they sent you.

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Posted : 14/09/2021 1:23 pm
markdee
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@bill337 it was on the old CSA system - is there a different number to contact or via CMS?? thanks

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Topic starter Posted : 14/09/2021 4:06 pm
Bill337
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@markdee you would have to ask for a right of access request. please check: 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/request-your-personal-information-from-the-department-for-work-and-pensions

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Posted : 14/09/2021 4:55 pm
markdee
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I was hoping there would be an easier way :-/    I've been in US and republic Ireland and my case should have been closed at least 7 years ago when my daughter turned 20.  I know a special trace was issued >10 years ago but living out of the country it never reached me and I didn't give it much consideration. I'm thinking about taking a job in UK but would rather not disturb the sleeping giants or if I started work in UK, would HMRC automatically wake them because I'd start paying Tax and NI?  Thank you

 

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Topic starter Posted : 14/09/2021 10:34 pm
Bill337
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@markdee the easier way would be to contact your ex about it 😉 

they have wiped off billions in uncollected maintenance: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/2-billion-unpaid-children-support-23415081

but you never know, they could still pursue you if your ex pushes for it.

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Posted : 15/09/2021 11:27 am
markdee
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@bill337 thanks for the links.

I've called DWP (0800 171 2345) and they said can't see anything in either of their systems against my national insurance number. The lady I spoke to didn't think there was anywhere else she could check and if there was anything for me in their systems it might show up as a legacy case.  As nothing in her systems she couldn't say if there are any arrears outstanding, wrote-off, etc.  Would anyone on here know how to check?  Last thing I want is a big surprise backdated claim and my ex-wife won't tell me anything! 

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Topic starter Posted : 15/09/2021 12:55 pm
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