Being accused of Job Seeker’s Allowance fraud is a distressing time for you and those closest to you. The most important thing at the moment is to remain calm and consider your next steps very carefully.
What is Job Seeker’s Allowance fraud?
Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) fraud is the act of claiming JSA when you are actually in employment. Types of Job Seekers Allowance fraud include:
Claiming JSA when you’re in employment.
Failing to declare to the job centre that you have found employment and continuing to claim your JSA.
Failing to declare a partner or other adult that is living at your address.
Lying about the amount of rent or mortgage that you have to pay.
Lying about the amount of savings you have.
There are many different types of JSA fraud. If you are claiming JSA when you don’t need to, or you have lied on your JSA application, you are committing JSA fraud and risk being prosecuted.
What to do if you’ve been accused of Job Seeker’s Allowance fraud
If you’ve been accused of Job Seeker’s Allowance fraud, you need to seek legal advice immediately. This should be from a professional who specialises in JSA fraud cases. DPP Law have been handling JSA fraud cases for decades, and the experience and knowledge of our team is essential giving our clients the best advice.. Contact us for a confidential chat about your next steps.