Trusted Benefit Fraud Solicitors in Bexley.
Benefit Fraud: Department of Works and Pensions Enquiry. If you have been approached with regards to benefit fraud, you will naturally be feeling worried. At Mackesys our Bexley Benefit Fraud Lawyers regularly deal with cases like these and we’re here to help you whatever the outcome.
Representation: For the most part, these enquiries that our Benefit Fraud Lawyers in Bexley will attend, deal with the failure to report a change in circumstances which could affect a claim. These include a new partner contributing to the household income, getting a new job, failing to declare savings or assets and skewing figures when it comes to salary or rent.
The Interview: The DWP will ask you to attend an appointment, which we will be happy to attend with you. For peace of mind, clients who still receive a qualifying benefit will be able to access legal aid through the Advice and Assistance scheme. Those without qualifying benefits will be charged a fixed fee. Prosecution for benefit fraud takes place under one of several pieces of legislation, including the 1978 Theft Act, the 1992 Social Security Administration Act and the 2006 Fraud Act. You can be prosecuted for benefit fraud under three pieces of legislation, including the Theft Act 1978, the Social Security Administration Act 1992, or the Fraud Act 2006. This type of fraud is punishable under three different legislative acts – usually the Theft Act 1978 or the Social Security Administration Act 1992 – but new offences have also been added under the Fraud Act 2006. Bexley local councils work with the DWP to prevent and prosecute benefit fraud. Lots of councils now have their own websites where members of the public can report suspected incidents. Those found guilty of the fraud will either be cautioned, given a penalty or prosecuted depending upon the severity of the case.
About Benefit Fraud Solicitors. Benefit fraud is a form of welfare fraud as found within the system of government benefits paid to individuals by the UK welfare state. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) define benefit fraud as when someone obtains state benefit they are not entitled to or deliberately fails to report a change in their personal circumstances. The DWP claim that the amount to fraudulent benefit claims amounted to around £900 million in 2008-09. The most common form of benefit fraud is when a person receives benefits, but continues or begins employment. Another common form of fraud is when the receivers of benefits claim that they live alone, but they are financially supported by a partner or spouse. About Bexley. The London Borough of Bexley lies in south east Greater London, and is a borough referred to as part of Outer London. It has common borders with the London Borough of Bromley to the south, the London Borough of Greenwich to the west, across the River Thames to the
north it borders the London Borough of Havering, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and a small boundary with the unitary authority Thurrockto the north east, to the east it borders the Dartford borough in Kent and to the south east a tiny boundary with the Sevenoaks district of Kent.
If you have been approached with regards to benefit fraud, you will naturally be feeling worried. At Mackesys our Bexley Benefit Fraud Lawye...