CSA 'not to blame' for deaths

The social security minister Alistair Burt denied that the Child Support Agency was to blame for a spate of deaths linked with maintenance demands. Such 'emotive talk' was of no help and the claim was not borne out by the facts, he said.

In the latest incident, the former partner of a young father found hanging at his home in Somerset said the CSA had more than trebled his maintenance payments and was 'trying to take him for every penny he had'.

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