Have you been accused of benefit fraud?
The benefits system can be very confusing to understand. If you have been charged with an offence involving fraud, or you are being investigated for claiming a benefit you wrongly thought you were entitled to, contact the benefit fraud lawyers at Qamar Solicitors for urgent advice.
We understand the temptation to claim for benefits you are not entitled to, whether it is because of family relationship or health problems, or general financial pressures. We take a sympathetic approach to our clients who are undergoing immense stress from benefit fraud investigations and potential prosecution – and we strive to work towards a quick resolution so that our clients can get on with their lives as soon as possible.
It is important to understand that because benefit fraud is increasing, the Government is cracking down. If you are under investigation for any of the following, we can assist:
Disability Benefit Fraud
Carer’s Allowance Fraud
Housing Benefit Fraud
Council Tax Fraud
Child Tax Credit Fraud
Job Seeker’s Allowance Fraud
Working Tax Credit Fraud
DWP Benefit Fraud
Detailed knowledge from a fraud solicitorOur Benefit Fraud Solicitors have detailed knowledge of the benefits system and the eligibility criteria for the range of benefits available. We have years of experience helping clients in relation to benefit fraud and have an excellent track record in successfully representing them.
We will carefully look at the factual background to your case to determine whether any errors have been made on the part of the DWP (or other relevant authority) that has led to the investigation and potential charge; the nature of, for instance, relationships that are at issue and other relevant factors that we could use in on your defence.
Sentencing for benefit fraud
On conviction for benefit fraud, you could be sentenced for a period in prison. If, for instance, there is a benefit overpayment of more than £20,000 you could be sentenced for 9-12 months in prison. More serious offences could result in longer sentences.
However, we work towards mitigating any sentence. For instance, if you can make a prompt repayment this will be taken into account during sentencing. Where the fraud started in circumstances where you were under immense stress or disability, we will seek to ensure the court gives this full consideration and shows leniency towards you.