If you have failed to report a change in your circumstances or provided incorrect information when applying for benefits, you could be investigated for benefit fraud. Perhaps you made a mistake unintentionally which has led you to be accused of benefit fraud.
Usually the first time you’ll be aware that you might be investigated is when you are contacted by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) or your local authority. They may visit you or ask you to attend an interview to discuss your case. Depending on the outcome of the investigations, you could receive a fine or be taken to court.
If you have been notified that you are going to be investigated for benefit fraud, or you have been invited to an interview under caution, it’s a good idea to seek legal advice. At QualitySolicitors we have helped lots of people involved in benefit fraud cases and can provide the support and guidance you need. We offer free initial assessment and a no hidden costs promise, so for straightforward advice about welfare benefits and benefit fraud, call one of our solicitors today on 01656 661115.