Child Maintenance Service goes live
From the 25 November 2013, the Child Maintenance Service opened its doors to all new claimants. This new agency will replace the Child Support Agency with CSA cases eventually being closed down. Parents will be encouraged to make their own family-based arrangements for child maintenance but where this is not possible, they can ask the Child Maintenance Service to make an assessment and to collect maintenance payments. Controversially, parents will be charged for these services.
For more information, ring the Lone Parent Helpline on 0808 801 0323.