Reply To: Can car payments be classed as maintenance?


If the ex-partner was giving the claimant the cash we would treat it as ‘maintenance received’.
If the claimant then decides to spend this maintenance on her car loan, etc.. then it would still be treated as ‘maintenance received’.

The fact that the ex-partner is removing a financial transaction.. i.e. he pays for ‘the car’, instead of her, [i:8dabac2a8d]should not[/i:8dabac2a8d] make a difference to how we treat it.

I’m sure the intention of the regulations (however badly written) was to [i:8dabac2a8d]not[/i:8dabac2a8d] allow ‘loopholes’ such as this to be exploited.

I would treat as ‘maintenance received’.