Child Support Agency (CSA) arrangements are ending
So, if you've been getting your child maintenance through the CSA, you'll soon get a letter informing you when your child maintenance arrangement will end and how and when to make new child maintenance arrangements
You'll be sent the letter between now and the end of 2017. Until then, you don't need to do anything other than worry yourself sick.
So, if you are currently getting some CSA money, that'll continue as normal until the letter arrives to tell you different. Same goes for those of you who are making payments.
What happens next? Well, on the government page announcing this, they helpfully say: "When you get the letter, you can... arrange child maintenance yourself" or get in touch with the new Child Maintenance Service.
Over 800,000 cases will be closed over next three years and the CSA won't be taking on any new cases.
If you get a letter, make sure you respond and carefully consider your options. If you are stuck, then phone the new Child Maintenance Options service at 0800 988 0988 or check cmoptions.org.
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