This week retired, Welsh, international rugby player, Gareth Thomas, went public with his decision to agree that the police should use restorative justice to deal with teenagers who were responsible for what has been described as a homophobic attack...
The benefit system and criteria for eligibility can often be very confusing, you may be accused of benefit fraud if it is thought that you have knowingly claimed benefits which you are not entitled to. This can include financial, medical or food assistance. If you are facing benefit fraud allegations contact our specialist solicitors on 0203 816 1098 for advice or complete our online enquiry form.
If you are accused of benefit fraud you may be invited to an interview but the specific details or what you are accused of are unlikely to be stated or you may receive a summons to court. The alleged offence could range from failing to report employment status to failing to report a change in eligibility status. Before attending an interview or court summons you should consult a benefit fraud solicitor. After we have ascertained the precise alleged offence it may be that an interview is not appropriate and we are best placed to advise you of your course of action.
Prosecutions for benefit fraud can result in a number of actions ranging from a custodial sentence through to fines.