The UK’s system is fraught with pitfalls and eligibility criteria can often be confusing. If you’ve claimed benefits that you were not entitled to, you could be accused of fraud. If you’re in this situation, our solicitors are the professional support you need to ensure the best possible outcome.

Fraud could have occurred because you failed to report a change in your circumstances, didn’t let someone know you’d started work or simply didn’t understand the application process. Whatever the reason, it’s likely you’ll be invited to an interview, or even to receive a court summons before you know what it’s all about.

This is the ideal moment for our solicitors to step in. It may be that, upon reviewing details of your case, that an interview is not the appropriate action to take. We’ll advise you of the best course of action and will ensure your situation is dealt with fairly and respectfully throughout.

How can our solicitors help?

Being accused of fraud can be terrifying. We understand you’ll be feeling anxious to resolve the situation, and our solicitors are the best way to ensure this happens quickly and effectively. We have extensive experience in dealing with fraud involving:

  • Housing
  • Council tax
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Income support
  • Incapacity
  • Jobseekers allowance
  • Employment and support allowance
  • Universal credit

Our team can help with any challenge to your entitlement, and any overpayment accusations which may arise from the investigation.  We have successfully challenged claims of overpayment, disputes relating to cohabitation, false disability claims and much more. Don’t take their word for it; all too often these situations are a miscalculation or administrative error on the part of the benefits agency.

Financial aid is often available for fraud cases, which means you don’t need to avoid legal assistance because you’re worried about the cost. Even if your case is not eligible for funding, we’ll discuss your situation and agree an affordable fixed fee so that you know your liabilities right from the start.

Call today for advice on problems, and our solicitors will be ready to help you right away.