Children: Maintenance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who in the past (a) had nil assessments and (b) were in the first tranche of old case closures would be eligible for payments under the current child maintenance system.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Nil assessed cases make up the first segment of Child Support Agency case closures. It is estimated that around 50,000 of these nil assessed CSA cases will be eligible for payments should a new application be made to the 2012 Scheme, administered by the Child Maintenance Service.

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