I do not belive they have any right whatsoever to ask if you have a
bank acount - its none of their business. If you owe arrears,or more
to the point if they think you owe arrears, even if you don't, they
will simply apply to seize the account by applying for a Liability
Order in your absence and then a 3rd Party debt order. If your abroad
they may weel do this before you know anything about it.
If you tell them you have a property they will put a Charging Order
on that so you will not be able to sell or they could apply to force
you to sell it to pay off arrears. I don't think they have any right
to be asking you thse questions - your reponses have no effect
whatsoever on any maintence calculation.
You could respond by asking them on what Legal basis are you required
to provide this information and to please explain why they require it.
As for residing permanently or temporary, you may tell them 'I do not
Usually it is usually best to give them the minimum information you
are required to give them by Law.
At the moment they are trying all kinds of fiddles to cook up
enforment figures and increase debt collection using any mean within
or outside the Law. So beware of being dupped of falling into one of
Post by Gfirstname.lastname@example.org
I was made redundant in June 2007. Following advise from this group I
informed the CSA that I was redundant, signed on for Job Seekers
Allownce and received my notice of zero rating. I then left the
country. I have recently received a letter from the CSA addressed to
my new address (it's not been forwarded by the GPO) asking if I
intend to reside permanently or temporarily abroad, if I have
property in the UK and if I still have a UK bank account. I am still
not working - living off the proceeds of my redundancy.
What would be the consequences of ignoring this letter?
Assuming that this is not an option, and that I do own property in the
UK and still have a UK bank account what are they going to do?