Children: Maintenance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th January 2019.

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Photo of Sandy Martin Sandy Martin Shadow Minister (Waste and Recycling)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on benefit recipients of missed Child Maintenance Service payments where the level of benefit has been reduced due those payments being awarded.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Child Maintenance payments are fully disregarded when assessing entitlement to benefits, as such there is no effect on a person’s benefit payments when Child Maintenance payments are not made.

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