If you are accused of benefit fraud by the Department of Work and Pensions you will need specialised legal representation by an experienced solicitor.
We are specialists in dealing with cases of alleged benefit fraud and we will mount a strong defence on your behalf.
If you are arrested you should ask for a Solicitor at the earliest opportunity.
Usually the DWP will write to you and invite you in for an interview. We will represent you at this interview to ensure your legal rights and defence are provided.
Contact us immediately so that we can contact the benefits fraud investigator on your behalf.
We are highly experienced in these matters and have avoided clients being prosecuted and saved them from a criminal record.
What is Benefit Fraud?
Allegations of Benefit Fraud can arise for a number of reasons, such as:
• Not keeping the DWP up to date with changes to your circumstances, for example your income, leading to being overpaid
• Intentionally misleading the DWP in order to receive benefits which you are not entitled to
We will represent you and prepare a defence on your behalf and or mitigation.
We will take your instructions to prepare statements for the DWP and we will liaise with them on your behalf. We will also ensure that any mitigating factors are taken into account by the financial investigators.
Not all cases of benefit fraud result in criminal prosecution. In some cases it may be possible to negotiate the repayment of any benefits to which you were not entitled over a period of time, with no criminal charges being pursued.