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I am worried about child maintenance payments as my ex is self-employed and not working. What can I do?

Many people are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Child Maintenance payments are classed as priority payments so these should not be stopped without a genuine change to the persons income that is registered with the Child Maintenance Service.

In circumstances were Paying Parents have registered financial difficulties due to coronavirus, CMS officers have advised that no action will be taken where payments are missed or not in full.

You may find the information on the Citizens Advice website helpful.

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/children-and-young-people/child-maintenance/child-maintenance-where-to-start/

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