December 30, 2015

Disability benefit Fraud

If you are under investigation for Disability Benefit Fraud it is suspected that you falsely claiming the Disability Living Allowance. Since the rates of Disability Living Allowance  vary depending on the level of care required and / or mobility you have alleged fraud is often involved with claimants being more mobile than the entitlement being received suggests. As Disability Benefit Fraud is a social security benefit it is the responsibility of the Department of Work and Pensions to investigate circumstances of suspected disability benefit fraud. These investigations will be conducted by specially trained officers within the Fraud Investigation Service located at local job centres. These investigators will look into the lifestyle of the alleged fraudulent claimant. This could include looking […]
September 24, 2015

Types of benefit fraud

Benefit fraud is one of the most common types of fraud offence committed in the UK. Examples of benefit fraud include: Claiming benefits while working A fraud is committed when someone who is entitled to housing or council tax benefit due to an entitlement to job seekers allowance but are in fact working. Not disclosing property, capital assets or income A benefit claimant dishonestly does not declare all property, capital or income assets or the extent of such assets in order to receive higher payments. Not disclosing a partner A claimant purposefully does not declare the existence of a partner knowing that doing so would reduce or remove entitlement to benefits. Homeowner false claims A property owner falsely claims benefit […]
November 18, 2014

Benefit Fraud Solicitors

Are you being investigated for benefit fraud? Benefit Fraud covers several types of fraud including tax and credit fraud. Whether you are due to attend an interview with a DWP investigator or have already been interviewed and are charged with an offence to attend court, you need to contact a specialist solicitor. What should I do if I am facing Benefit Fraud charges? Firstly, you should always be cooperative with the authorities. Doing this can help reduce or eliminate your sentencing. You then need to get a criminal defence lawyer. Qamar have a professional network of solicitors who are experienced in dealing with investigations and prosecutions regarding benefit fraud. Our specialist criminal defence solicitors will help guide you through the […]