Benefit Fraud (falsely claiming benefit)

Benefit Fraud (falsely claiming benefit)

All types of benefit fraud are taken seriously, more so when the public purse is stretched, which it will be post COVID-19. There are 2 main types. Dishonestly claiming benefit and claiming benefit that you are not entitled too. The first type means you deliberately did what you did, the second type, which catches a lot of people out, does not need you to commit the offence dishonestly. It can mean you did not update the DWP about your income when it changed, misunderstood the rules, or simply mis read a form. For these offences it is important to get advice straight away and help with the Interview under Caution. (See Interview under Caution section)