"Hi, This is my periodic email to check in with IRD about what is… - Tactical Ninja
Aug. 28th, 2013
This is my periodic email to check in with IRD about what is happening with the complete lack of Child Support I am currently receiving from my son's father. As far as I remember - I can't check because your site is experiencing difficulties - the last payment I received was in April of last year. Since then the father has been assessed first to pay the minimum amount, and then to pay half the minimum amount. I assume this is because he also has a daughter for whom he is now liable.
This of course says to me that he is no longer with the daughter's mother, which suggests that the joint bank account he had, which was preventing IRD from directly accessing his money, is no longer in existence. However I don't know where he is or what he is doing for work. I do expect that IRD is still taking action on my behalf in this matter, yes?
The last time I checked in, in March this year, I received a reply that contained this line: "At this stage we do not have a plan in place to collect the child support owed to you but I can also confirm that Inland Revenue will continue to collect the child support until it has been paid."
And I laughed a hollow laugh - because "We don't have a plan but we'll keep doing what we're doing" sounds like a whole lot of nothing to me.
The debt now totals somewhere around $9000 (not sure - again, can't check because of your website issues), and some of it is approaching 5 years old. In just under a year my son will be 19 and no longer be eligible for Child Support. The time when I needed this money is coming to an end, and IRD had failed almost completely in its task of collecting this on my behalf. The changes in law that seem to allow the writing off of debt really bothers me. Will this affect me? That money is owed to me, not IRD, and I have no wish to write off the debt. Please let me know what is being done to collect my money. How old/how much does a debt have to be before property can be uplifted?
This has gone well beyond a joke. I am trying to keep laughing, but it's really not funny, eh?"
Because God loves a tryer, right?