7 March 2018 at 4:35 pm #8425
Are there any receiving parent of cms payments getting a reduced payment for travel cost as my ex has said he’s going to phone cms because he doesn’t want to give me the amount of money I get because I don’t deserve it because he found out through the kids we had a takeaway last week BUT he isn’t paying for our takeaway as I work aswell so why shouldn’t I be able to have a treat with the kids now and again. But id like to know how many miles he would have to be doing to be able to get the reduction because atm he lives 10 mins away from us but in June he’s moving 32 miles away?7 March 2018 at 9:58 pm #8438
He is supposedly moving in with his gf in June to a house that his gf parents are renting to them but this started out that he was moving Jan then Feb then May and now June so I just going to believe it when I see it as I personally think they both live at home with parents and have the cushy life and they have realized that when they move in together they aren’t going to be able to have that life so he’s just doing anything he can to save money but he’s on a high wage and said at mediation he will only be coming back 1 night in the week to see the boys from school-8 and then he requested every other weekend so I don’t think it’s going to make a huge difference.11 March 2018 at 1:43 pm #8537
I would contact cms yourself and ask that they get evidence before the reduction. And if he refuses to give them the evidence or ignores them it won’t come off. My ex tried this when he lives accoss the road from me. He also can’t dictate to you how you spend the money it’s to help with costs towards his child’s living he can’t refuse to give it to you but if he does set up a payment scheme with CMS it’s unfair you have to pay 4% to get the payments but it stops the agro of dealing with a tool trying to control how much and what you spend the money on. It takes a while to set up but it’s so much easier he will have to pay a higher% on top for being awkward about it also they review the case every year so if his circumstances change he will have to pay you the right amount no matter what. I’d leave it to the professionals. Makes it stress free leave them to argue with him about it. Good luck11 March 2018 at 3:37 pm #8544
I already have it being paid through cms as every month he paid before this he threatened me it’s been with cms since last July and he is still trying it on all the time and this is the latest dig. But it’s ok that he has been on 4 holidays all his clothes are designer yet I buy 1 takeaway now and again and all hell breaks loose I wouldn’t mind but I also work and always put the boys 1st unlike him12 March 2018 at 6:06 am #8558
If a one way trip is costing £14.40 then a round trip once per week is £28.80. However, that is deducted from his Gross Earnings before Maintenance is calculated. So the amount you receive will not be reduced by £28.80, but by the % he pays. If he is earning less than £800 per week he pays 12% for one child, 16% for 2 children and 19% for 3 children or more. So the reduction is 12% x £28.80 = £3.45. If he earns over £800 per week he will pay 9% for all earnings over £800 per week for one child. So reduction would be £2.59.
He will be worse off as the travel cost of £28.80 is more than the reduction in maintenance.
That your ex has had 4 holidays and wears designer clothes is irrelevant as maintenance is based on Gross Income. What he does with disposable income is his choice.12 March 2018 at 9:13 am #8561
Yes I know that but why should he be claiming a fuel reduction if he can afford to pay 4 holidays and designer clothes he’s not short on cash is my point he’s not going to charge his family his petrol to come and visit them in the same town as his children live so why does he think his children should loose maintenance for his fuel when he doesn’t mind paying fuel to get to the same place for work. I don’t care what he does with his money so the fact that this has come around over a takeaway that I brought as I work too shouldn’t be the deciding factor of him trying to get a fuel reduction13 March 2018 at 7:15 am #8593
If his place of work is close to where you live there is an argument that he could collect children on his way home at weekends and as such he is not incurring any additional fuel costs as it is part of his essential commuting costs. If he applies for a Variation you need to mare sure that CMS are aware of the full details. Give them his work address and your address to show that they are close together. Hence he does not incur any additional fuel costs.
As for the holidays and clothes he buys you will have to live with that even if it is annoying.