Share Article: Child Maintenance Service – New Charges to Apply

From today, all new applicants to the Child Maintenance Service will be charged a fee of £20 for making their application, unless they are able to demonstrate that they are a victim of domestic violence, are residents of Northern Ireland or are aged under 19.

Further, from 11 August 2014,  Collection Charges will apply to maintenance payments (4% deducted from the maintenance received and 20% added on to the maintenance paid by the non-resident parent). The government have said that the new scheme will “will support more families to work together and maintain a subsidised service for those who really need it”

Further details about the changes can be found here.

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