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I think someone I know is commiting benefit fraud --again--

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Evilstepmum01 Wed 14-Sep-16 00:23:15

Pretty much that...I think shes basically lying to DWP. She resigned from a good job to look after her 2 kids (nothing wrong with that). Except shes expecting benefits to support her.
Her live-in boyfriend only works part time and is a student, so theres no way he can support them.
I always understood that if you purposely make yourself unemployed, you face a benefits restriction and likely do not qualify for housing benefit (currently being paid to her) or income support. or indeed JSA.
Not sure if I should report her or ask DWP to investigate. Seriously, she got a crisis loan to go out drinking at the weekend.
Not judging, if thats how you want to spend your money, go for it. But at the taxpayers expense?
4 years ago, she was caught fiddling the system, so has form.
So, aibu to report her. shes an neighbour/acquaintence so my info is from her. (yes, she isnt that smart).

AndNowItsSeven Wed 14-Sep-16 00:26:18


TheGruffaloMother Wed 14-Sep-16 00:26:33

How old are the kids?

MyKingdomForBrie Wed 14-Sep-16 00:27:22

She can't lie about resigning she will have to prove that she didn't leave voluntarily I think.

I would leave well alone either way.

ladylambkin Wed 14-Sep-16 00:27:38

You are right she may not be able to claim but he can? The claims may be in his name

ilovesooty Wed 14-Sep-16 00:27:53

Crisis loans ended more than three years ago.

CousinCharlotte Wed 14-Sep-16 00:28:57

Crisis loans don't exist anymore.

Dreamfoil Wed 14-Sep-16 00:28:59

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Evilstepmum01 Wed 14-Sep-16 00:29:41

Ones 8 and ones a baby.

I thought that DWP will check with previous employer.

TheGruffaloMother Wed 14-Sep-16 00:31:20

So she actually just chose not to return to work after maternity leave if one is a baby? You know that's allowed, right?

lordStrange Wed 14-Sep-16 00:31:22

here you go love, biscuit

enjoy ya crumbs darlin

Evilstepmum01 Wed 14-Sep-16 00:31:44

dreamfoil my first report. thanks.

Evilstepmum01 Wed 14-Sep-16 00:33:04

of course its allowed!! if you can afford it

BeMorePanda Wed 14-Sep-16 00:33:23

Evil - yes.

Dreamfoil Wed 14-Sep-16 00:34:30

You're welcome, but actually, I reported you after you posted that.

Evilstepmum01 Wed 14-Sep-16 00:34:32

Thanks panda, kind of thought so!

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Wed 14-Sep-16 00:34:37

I get you, OP, but you will have a deluge of biscuits and advice to mind your own business because most of MN don't believe that anyone would commit benefit fraud. And that the unclaimed money somehow makes up for it, and won't someone think of the children etc grin

TheGruffaloMother Wed 14-Sep-16 00:35:06

She can though. She's got a child under 5. I imagine she's entitled to income support. No fraud there. Toddle off deary.

BeMorePanda Wed 14-Sep-16 00:35:22

Actually I meant yes you are evil.

Evilstepmum01 Wed 14-Sep-16 00:36:06

dreamfoil because a post about benefits is worse than swearing at someone?
I'd love to live in your world! grin


TheGruffaloMother Wed 14-Sep-16 00:37:25

I get income support too OP. You can report me to DWP if you're bored.

Evilstepmum01 Wed 14-Sep-16 00:43:47

reeeeally?? hmm

windmillsofyourmind Wed 14-Sep-16 00:52:32

Live and let live that's what I say. Brood about the fiddles that the super rich get up to.

avamiah Wed 14-Sep-16 00:53:30

Do whatever you feel is right.

TheGruffaloMother Wed 14-Sep-16 00:57:58

Yeah sure Evil. I need to ring to update my circumstances next week anyway so getting sanctioned would save me a job.

And of course I'll let you post a thread telling everyone about how you reported my obviously fraudulent claim. Because afterall, with such a loose grasp of the system it's perfectly reasonable to declare that anyone whose lifestyle you don't agree with is a fraudster.

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