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I claim housing benefit child tax credit and working tax…

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Hi I claim housing benefit child tax credit and working tax credit.. 2 years ago I had an accident and got a pay out of 15000 which I gave to my child for her future I got a letter from the complacent officer and went for an interview 2 days ago.. they asked me about the claim which I denied.. pulse the asked me about my partner who stays with me 3nights a week and I stay at his 2 nights a week..I'm now terrified I'm going prison cause I've been reading up on it please help

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Leicestershire uk

Lawyer's Assistant: What action has been taken so far? What's your ideal outcome?

I just had to go for an interview with theenifits complice officer..I still have most of the compunction I can give them that don't want to go to prision

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Don't think so

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Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago
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Hi are you asking what penalties you are likely to face?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
will I end up in prison if sent to court
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Hi can u give me an answer asap please
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago

OK. Do you have any previous?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago

OK.

What is the sum of the overpayment roughly?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I don't no yet...it must be a big amount for its been over 2 years when I got my compancation
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago

OK. How much do you get monthly?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
About 1400 with all benifts and wages
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago

yes, but how much do you receive in benefits.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
900 a month
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago

£900 a month would be roughly 11,000 a year for two years and so 22,000.

That is not the highest overpayment. It is an overpayment and it will have to be repaid at least in part but it is not the worst amount that could have been taken.

I would expect a community order.

However it is always very helpful to your mitigation to be able to say that you have started to repay the amount that you claimed.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
How far back the the dwp access my bank accounts
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago

As far back as the records hold which is usually six years

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Am I likely to go to prison
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Am I please help
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago

As I said really, I would expect a community order.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Am I best to tell the dwp. About my insurance claim now... or wait toll 5hey contact me x
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago

I thought they know about it?

Im happy to continue with this but please rate my answer.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
They must no cause they told me the amount I got and I told no one... what will they do to me now xx
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What's my best move now
Solicitor: Jo C., Barrister replied 8 months ago

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