In financial year 2018-19 818 deduction of earning requests were received from the Child Maintenance Service for Service personnel; of these, 129 were rejected. The reasons for the rejection were:
No. of Rejections
Reason for Rejection
Service person not in receipt of pay
Insufficient information on request to validate a Service person’s identity
Service person had been discharged
Service person was a reservist
A deduction of earning order was issued, rather than a deduction of earning request
Request addressed to a Service person directly and not to Defence Business Services
In line with Departmental policy ~ represents five or fewer.
For MOD civilian staff, the number of deduction orders declined is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost, however, a deduction of earning order would only be rejected if an individual was no longer employed by the MOD or if they were in receipt of insufficient earnings to meet the request.