I have been having some trouble getting information from the CSA on this so here goes....
The other day i submitted an application for a COA under reason 6: High Costs of Child Care. Child care is considered high if out of pocket expenses exceed 5% of income. Well my fees equate to 13.41% of my income. It sucks. I am trying so hard to provide a comfortable life for my DS and and it is just so depressing having to watch this money exit my bank account every single week when i really have no other choice other than going back onto PPS where i would be worse off anyway. DS is in my care 100% of the time. FOB could care less about DS and the little CS i receive is taken from his wages. I feel so angry sometimes that i have to burden the whole cost in addition to general child expenses when our incomes are similar which is what prompted me to apply for a COA. I have requested 50% of child care costs be paid by him.
Basically all i want to know, now that i have submitted my application, is what to expect from here? I am just wanting to hear from anyone who has gone through this before and what the outcome was? Any information really on the process would be fantastic.