No I don't agree they should self manage payments as in my experience they never pay!
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The problem is far too many wont pay if they are not held to account
I have never missed a payment in over 8 years, but I am sure there are many examples of carers struggling because payments are not made or made erratically.
We need to hold the non-payers to account quickly and efficiently.
no way, they dont pay, if they move to AUS its even worse so much for they same payments, IRD cant do a dam thing, (comment edited by moderator)
They have proven they cant manage themselves if they have missed payments, so this should be dealt with promptly. My children dont receive any support from their father as was allowed to leave the country because all he had to say was he will start managing the payments better. Once they know they can get away with it they continue with non payment. I propose that receiving parents should be compensated for all the extra money they then have to find to raise their children while receiving no financial support. Its the children who are having to miss out when no financial support is available.
Adjustments should be sorted out quickly, say within 2-4 weeks, even if it's just a matter of calling within that timeframe to put a repayment arrangement in place if absolutely necessary. Who is to say that a mismanaged obligation will then be properly self-managed? I think we need a 2-strike warning before stronger measures are taken.