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Benefit fraud

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:29 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
I know there has been a post on here a while ago about reporting benefit fraud...

basically my bf's flatmate is unempolyed, getting the dole and what ever else - but he is working for his dad getting cash in hand. Ok if he was doing it for a few weeks to help out I'd leave it but it's been going on at least 2 months that I know of. I don't know who his dad is, what the company is but I do know obviously where the lad lives and what his name is...I'm just wondering do I need concrete evidence and who do I contact?

Re: Benefit fraud

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:44 am
by Skarlet
You can report it online. http://campaigns.dwp.gov.uk/campaigns/benefit-thieves/ Not sure how much detail you need.

Re: Benefit fraud

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:04 pm
by earthchild
Just so you are aware, i think you are allowed to work a certain amount of hours whilst claiming benefit, as long as hes declaring it. I think its 16 hours a week, see link-
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAnd ... G_10018757

Re: Benefit fraud

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:35 pm
by dipsydoodlenoodle
I would take a guess he isn't declaring it. He's getting money to rent when he's living at home (ok he is still paying rent on his house). I only hear bits through my bf but I don't want to ask too much in case I do report it.

Re: Benefit fraud

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:38 pm
by dipsydoodlenoodle
Just looked at the link by earthchild that is job seekers allowance; he is claiming that, dole and housing...Normally like I say if it was a couple of weeks I'd say I don't mind and I'd turn a blind eye but I am not happy about it really.

Re: Benefit fraud

PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:41 pm
by /X\kinglee/X\
I think you should speak to your boy friend as it might hinder him if you (for want of a better word) grass his flat mate up I mean if this guy is on JSA then he is probably getting £60~ a week witch is barely enough to pay the bills and if he dose get “grassed on” then he will have to pay it back witch means even less money and it might make it deficit for your b/f as he might have to pick up the slack #-o

Re: Benefit fraud

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:24 pm
by HelenAshby
Chances are he is only working 16 hours, because if he's letting people know that he's working, he has to stay legit.

If he is working for his Dad there is no point reporting him because if challenged his dad will state that he only does 16 hours and nobody can prove otherwise.