Michael Easton (U.K.)
NACSA NEWS Sep/Oct 1995
The Daily Express reported
on 26 July 1995 that a father-of-seven killed himself
after getting a bill for more than £10,000 from the Child Support Agency.
An inquest heard that Michael Aston, 48, was found dead in his fume-filled car a day
after getting the maintenance arrears demand. He had been told to pay £150 a week for
three children from a previous marriage - he had previously paid £3.50 a week per child.
But the bill was an interim figure because Mr Aston, of Birmingham, had not properly
completed a form stating he was unemployed, the city hearing heard.
The arrears could have been written off if he had.