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Benefit cheats told they will be caught

Thu, 27 Feb 2014

Benefit cheats have been warned they will be caught out.

The Department of Social Care says it's zero tolerance approach has led to 15 prosecutions in the last year.

It says it's imperative those abusing the system are stopped from taking money away from the people who genuinely need it.

A recent case saw a claimant receive funds from 2007 to 2013, neglecting to mention their partner was in full time employment throughout the majority of the claim.

Minister Chris Robertshaw says it’s had very serious consequences for the guilty individual:


  • Chris Robertshaw

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