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Child maintenance - reviews and appeals

This section includes information about asking for the amount of maintenance to be changed. It also covers reviews and appeals and how to complain about the Child Maintenance Service.

Challenging a decision

Overview of challenging a Child Maintenance Service (CMS) decision under the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme.

Grounds for a variation

Grounds for varying a child maintenance payment arranged by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) under the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme for both the parent paying the child maintenance and the parent receiving the child maintenance payment.

What to think about before you apply for a variation

What to think about before applying for a variation if your child maintenance was calculated by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) under the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme.

How to apply for a variation

Applying for a variation if your child maintenance was calculated by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) under the 2012 Child Maintenance Scheme.