Last updated: 04/12/2023
Read and listen to the stories of single parents talking about their experiences of the Child Maintenance system and what they would like to see changed.
Chloe has two young children with her ex partner. As a survivor or domestic abuse, she contacted the Child Maintenance Service to arrange financial support. Despite having evidence her ex partner was self employed and earning a high income, the CMS calculated maintenance payments based on him earning minimum wage. After attempting to resolve the issue with CMS staff, Chloe took the case to tribunal and the case was ruled in her favour.
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