child support

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court-ordered support paid by one spouse to the other who has custody of the children after the parents are separated

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But the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, the body which directs the CSA, said it was pursuing people who had missed payments.
Janet Paraskeva, chair of Child Maintenance Options said: "Too many children are missing out, partly because parents - during what is already a very confusing time - are receiving conflicting advice.
With over 22,000 children benefiting from child maintenance this year we are delivering on this commitment and will continue to do so in the year ahead.
Currently just two-fifths of two million single parent families are receiving child maintenance from the other parent.
parents who need help c" use the Child Maintenance Service on 0800 0835 130 and pay the PS20 application fee.
Work and Pensions Secretary Peter Hain told MPs the new Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (C-Mec) would "mark a clean break with the past".
Charities yesterday criticised the Government's plans saying thousands of children would lose vital child maintenance.
At present, 140,000 absent parents are subject to these "deduction orders" - fewer than one in five of the 670,000 told to pay child maintenance.
In total, the region faces an historic child maintenance debt of pounds 136m.
The information was needed to calculate how much child maintenance Allan Parkin should pay.
MORE than pounds 57m in child maintenance has been collected or arranged by the Child Support Agency across Wales over the past 12 months.
The fact Ndlovu already pays TWO other women child maintenance doesn't help.
RECORD numbers of children across Wales are benefiting from child maintenance money, with more than pounds 56m collected last year.
The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (C-MEC) will be able to deduct cash direct from non-payers' bank accounts, as well as take away their passports and impose curfews on them if they fail to support their children.
Single parents charity Gingerbread has seen its helpline flooded with calls from people who are worried about child maintenance.
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