OJN Solicitors
"keeping the law simple, affordable and precise"

OJN Solicitors
"keeping the law simple, affordable and precise"

OJN Solicitors
"keeping the law simple, affordable and precise"

Benefit Fraud

We have seen an increase in people who have being prosecuted for this offence. Unfortunately, not many people realise they have actually committed this offence until they are contacted by the the DWP, HMRC or local authority.

You commit benefit fraud by either:

  • intentionally not reporting a change in your circumstances
  • being dishonest in order to get benefits

Prosecutions for this offence occur even though the majority of people charged do not deliberately or intentionally set out to 'cheat' the system. Usually, people have simply filled out a form incorrectly or not realised they needed to report a change of their circumstances.

If you’re suspected of fraud you may be visited by Fraud Investigation Officers or asked to attend an interview to talk about your claim.

The Fraud Investigation Officers will gather facts about your case and decide whether to take further action.
If they believe that there is sufficent evidence to show that you have committed fraud, one or more of the following things may happen:

  • You may be charged and taken to court
  • Your may be asked to pay a penalty fine instead of going to court
  • Your benefits may be reduced or stopped
  • You may be told to pay back the overpaid money

Our Benefit Fraud Solicitors provide competent, confidential legal advice regarding your defence and are able to offer effective legal representation.



OJN Solicitors - Enfield (Head Office)
12 London Road, Enfield, EN2 6EB
Tel: 0203 232 2135
Fax: 0208 342 1648
Mob: 07587 132 604

About the Firm

OJN Solicitors was established in April 2006 to provide efficient, cost effective legal services to businesses and individuals.

Since then, the firm has quickly built up a solid reputation within the UK and overseas for providing its clients with first rate professional legal services.

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