CSA helps individuals arrange and collect child maintenance.
Child maintenance is for people who have separated from their children’s other parent. It is financial support that goes towards a child’s everyday living costs.
It is for children who are under 16 years old. Or for anyone under 20 and in full-time education.
If you have children, who are under 16 years of age. Then you can get assistance from CSA or the Child Maintenance Service. They can help arrange child maintenance for you.
Both of these organisations, are known as statutory child maintenance services. When you apply for child maintenance. One of these services can help you arrange everything.
For information about arranging child maintenance. Just call the CSA telephone number: 0843 479 2501.
Contact your local CSA office. If you want to apply for child maintenance. They will inform which maintenance service will take care of your case.
Find your local CSA office on this website https://www.gov.uk/child-support-agency.
Or call them on the CSA phone number: 0843 479 2501.
How to Apply for Child Maintenance
To apply for child maintenance. You will need to provide your NI number. Also information about the child you are applying for. And your bank details.
You need to provide accurate information. Because the information you provide. Will be used to set up your child maintenance payments.
You can get support with your child maintenance arrangement. By calling the CSA telephone number: 0843 479 2501.
It can takes up to 26 weeks for a decision on your application. If you provide the wrong information. It may take longer.
If you have concerns about your application. You can find useful information about applying for child maintenance here https://www.gov.uk/child-maintenance.
If you are not happy about the service you received. Or you don’t agree with the outcome of your application. Then contact the office dealing with your claim. Or call them on the CSA telephone number: 0843 479 2501.
You should explain your situation and how it has affected. Also tell them how you would like the issue to be resolved.
The people dealing with your complaint. Will look at your complaint. Then they should respond to you within 15 working days.
The support team on the CSA customer services number: 0843 479 2501. Can also help you, if you have a complaint.
If you’re still unhappy after someone has looked at your case. Then you can request that a Independent Case Examiner investigates your case. It is free to use their service.
How to Contact CSA
You can contact CSA. By calling the direct CSA contact number. Which is: 0843 479 2501.
You can search for your nearest CSA office here https://www2.dwp.gov.uk/csa/v2/en/setup/apply-by-telephone.asp
Other Ways to arrange Child Maintenance
You can also arrange child maintenance by yourself. You will need to apply for a family-based arrangement.
This arrangement is an easy way to organise child maintenance. If you both agree to have a this.
You can work out how much you will get. By using the child maintenance calculator https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-child-maintenance
To find details about family-based arrangements. Go to this website http://www.cmoptions.org/en/family/index.asp
The lo call CSA telephone number is: 0843 479 2501.