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DWP Prosecution

We have expert defence solicitors available to represent you if you are facing DWP prosecution.

DWP Investigation

The benefit system and application process can be a confusing one, and applicants will be expected to sign a declaration to confirm that the information that they have provided is true and correct, and that the applicant is under an ongoing obligation to notify any changes in circumstances.

Most applicants will sign this declaration without fully understanding or appreciating the possible consequences. This can lead to allegations being made that there has been an overpayment of benefits that has been caused by either dishonesty or a deliberate failure to inform the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) of a change of circumstance

DWP Prosecution – The Interview

Most people may be surprised to learn that the DWP has the power to interview suspects under caution, in very much the same way as the police would also interview a suspect. If you have received a letter from the DWP inviting you to attend for an interview under caution, then it is important that you receive legal advice. Poole Alcock has specialist defence solicitors available to represent you during your interview.

DWP Investigation – After the Interview

Once you have been interviewed, a decision will be made whether the case can simply be dealt with by the overpayment being repaid, whether a financial penalty should be imposed or whether prosecution is pursued. The investigation and decision-making process can be a lengthy one, taking months, and even years in more complex cases.

If you have received a summons telling you that you are facing prosecution for an allegation of benefit fraud then it is important that you receive legal advice and representation at court. At Poole Alcock we understand that these investigations by the DWP can be a stressful and upsetting experience. Our experienced team will deal with your case professionally and compassionately, and help you through each process

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