Children have been reunited with the money they were owed after the Child Support Agency processed problematic standing orders.
Child maintenance payments, stalled due to the failure of parents to fill in standing order forms correctly, have been sent out to the proper recipients.
A thousand British children have received cash from the Child Support Agency (CSA) after it rectified problems with standing orders that had been filled in poorly by parents.
The CSA sent out almost half a million pounds, which had been sitting in its bank accounts for the last three years, to children who should have received the cash much earlier. Some of the rectified 10,000 standing orders had been set up incorrectly by parents who had made honest mistakes on the forms. Common errors included putting numbers into the wrong field and leaving names off forms.