Child maintenance arrangements made through the Child Support Agency (CSA) will be ending between now and 2017.

If the CSA handles your child maintenance, you’ll get a letter telling you:

  • when your child maintenance arrangement will end
  • how and when to make new child maintenance arrangements

You’ll be sent the letter between now and the end of 2017. You don’t need to do anything until you get the letter.

You’ll usually get the letter at least 6 months before your child maintenance arrangement ends. You’ll also get a reminder letter about one month before your arrangement ends.

Your current CSA child maintenance arrangements

Your child maintenance arrangements will continue as usual until the date CSA tell you in the letter. You must continue your payments if you’re a paying parent.

You’ll still have to pay any arrears you owe, even after your child maintenance arrangement ends.

What happens next

When you get the letter, you can either:

Contact Child Maintenance Options if you need help doing this.

Child Maintenance Options
Telephone: 0800 083 5130
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Saturdays, 9am to 4pm
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