Information Needed to Report a Change of Circumstance
In most cases, the typical examples of the information you will need to have when you call the service includes:
The contact details or payslips from your employer.
Information about any benefits that you receive.
A tax return (or your expected earnings if you are a self-employed worker).
Penalty for Giving the Wrong Information
Failing to give the right information means you could get taken to court and you could get fined up to £1,000 if:
You do not provide the information that the service asks you for.
You give information to the service that you know is incorrect or false.
The penalties also apply to any person or organisation who, according to the law, must provide information to the Child Maintenance Service or CSA. Examples include:
Either of the parents
When Changes May Affect Maintenance Payments
A change in circumstances could also mean there is a change to the amount of child maintenance that you pay or you receive. Further information on how child maintenance is worked out explains how the different rules work.
Changes You Need to Report to Child Maintenance Service or CSA