Children: Maintenance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Anna Turley Anna Turley Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on a person providing child maintenance having their payments regarded for the purpose of an income assessment for means-tested benefit.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

A person who is providing child maintenance does not have their payments disregarded for the purpose of an income assessment, in a means-tested benefit, as this would amount to the tax payer meeting a person’s liabilities.

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