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JR Jones Solicitors Birmingham
solicitors Birmingham

Benefit Fraud

If you are accused of benefit fraud by the Department of Work and Pensions you will need specialised legal representation by an experienced solicitor.

At J R Jones we will offer you sympathetic,contact us professional support throughout the process. We are specialists in dealing with cases of alleged benefit fraud and we will mount a strong defence on your behalf.

If you are arrested you should ask for a Solicitor at the earliest opportunity. You have a right to legal representation. J R Jones solicitors are available 24 hours a day on 07961 369 885. Please make a note of this number. In office hours you can also call us on 0121 777 7864.

Advice at a Police Station is free of charge and will be paid for by Legal Aid. This does not depend on your financial circumstances.

What is Benefit Fraud?

Allegations of Benefit Fraud can arise for a number of reasons, such as:

  • Not keeping the DWP up to date with changes to your circumstances, for example your income, leading to being overpaid
  • Intentionally misleading the DWP in order to receive benefits which you are not entitled to

We will always mount a strong defence on your behalf, whether you are innocent or guilty of the charges. We will help you to prepare statements for the DWP and we will liaise with them on your behalf. We will also ensure that any mitigating factors are taken into account by the authorities and that you receive a fair hearing.

Not all cases of benefit fraud result in criminal prosecution. In some cases it may be possible to negotiate the repayment of any benefits to which you were not entitled over a period of time, with no criminal charges being pursued.

Contact us to speak to one of our specialist criminal defence solicitors.