Do you have a source for this? ThanksThe number of fraudulent claims are tiny compared to what they thought they were going to find. Very low single figures %.
Thats really interesting, if they (government department) class it as fraud do they not see things through with a conviction? Or is it a kind of unsaid thing that it’s ‘fraud’ but so long as money is paid back nobody will ever know it?
These types of situations are classed by DWP as fraud, even if they are genuine mistakes and the claimants have to pay the money back.