Regular readers may remember I posted out of desperation my battle with HMRC and the DWP in respect of some benefit fraud that I have been aware of and trying to get them to do something about for 6 months.
It has recently come to my attention that finally, HMRC at least seem to be doing something about the matter. Those in question have been written to, asking them for proof of residency and entitlement for Child Tax Credit which is a good start. If they do not respond within 30 days, their benefit will be stopped.
I still have no idea what the DWP are playing at and may never know, but they continue to pay child benefit to a couple who have not even lived in the country for the last 6 months.
Your and my taxes at work. Doesn’t it make you sick?
If you suspect a benefit thief – then please do report it despite my apparent difficulty in actually getting anything done about it. You can report direct to the DWP Benefit Thieves Website, or completely anonymously via CrimeStoppers.
Tags: Benefit fraud, Child benefit, Department for Work and Pensions, HM Revenue and Customs, Welfare
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