HC Deb 29 March 1995 vol 257 cc685-6W
Mr. Miller

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 20 March,Official Report, column 64, how long he estimates it will take for absent parents to benefit from reduction in maintenance as a result of the introduction of travel cost allowances in the CSA formula. [15864]

Mr. Burt

The administration of the Child Support Agency is a matter for Miss Ann Chant, the chief executive. She will write to the hon. Member.

Letter from Miss Ann Chant to Mr. Andrew Miller, dated 29 March 1995: I am replying to your recent Parliamentary Question to the Secretary of State for Social Security about travel to work costs in the child support formula. Subject to the approval of the regulations by Parliament, travel to work costs will be taken into account in the maintenance formula from 18 April 1995. Applications for travel to work costs will be incorporated into appropriate assessments as they are made from that date. Existing clients will be sent a leaflet explaining the change. This will include a tear-off portion inviting them to make a claim within three months. The Agency will start processing these claims as soon as they are received.

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