DOOR-TO-DOOR ON BENEFIT CHEATS: COUPLES WHO LIE LIVING APART

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DOOR-TO-DOOR ON BENEFIT CHEATS: COUPLES WHO LIE LIVING APART

Postby Daanyeer » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:53 am

Door-to-door blitz on benefit cheats: Officials target couples who lie about living apartHigh risk postcodes will be targeted from autumn

Taskforce hopes to save public purse £100million


By Gerri Peev, Political Correspondent

8th July 2011


Fraud investigators are launching a door-to-door blitz to catch couples who rake in extra benefits by falsely claiming to live apart.
The taskforce hopes to save the taxpayer £100million by interviewing every claimant in high-risk postcode areas.
Their main targets are parents who say they live alone while in fact cohabiting with their partner or husband.
Officials from the Department from Work and Pensions and Revenue and Customs will check benefit payments, bank accounts, tax credits and any outside earnings. They will also work with councils to check residential addresses.

Pretending to be a lone parent is a simple way of picking up higher benefits, usually through tax credits.
The crackdown starts with 5,000 households in Perry Barr and Kingstanding, which make up the B44 postcode of Birmingham.
Other postcodes around the country with an unusually high number of claimants will be visited from the autumn.
Lord Freud, minister for welfare reform, said: ‘The new taskforce is our latest weapon in tackling welfare fraud on the front line.
‘We are sending a clear warning that if you are fiddling the system, you will be caught. Welfare fraud is a crime and takes money away from the most vulnerable.


‘People who are receiving the correct benefits and tax credits have absolutely nothing to fear.
‘But if people have deliberately not told us of a change in circumstances, they should do so now, before the team comes knocking at their door.’

Changes to the way benefits are paid will, by 2013, make it easier to catch fraudsters. Those who come clean about an address change will have to repay the money they owe and face extra punishment, depending on the scale of their offending.
Those caught by the taskforce face prosecution, fines and possible imprisonment.
David Gauke, a Tory junior Treasury minister, said: ‘This Government will not tolerate money which is meant for those in genuine need being siphoned off into the pockets of cheats and fraudsters.
‘The new taskforce delivers on our commitment to tackle benefit fraud and together with the extra £917million we have reinvested in HMRC sends a very clear message.’




A spokesman for the DWP said the taskforce costs would be absorbed by the department and not require any extra outlay. The Revenue will also merge its fraud investigations unit with that of the Department for Work and Pensions.
They aim to reduce the annual welfare fraud and error bill by as much as one quarter – or £1.4billion – by March 2015.
Any money owed will be deducted directly through PAYE while more than one million claims will be examined to search for official or customer error.
Since January this year, court cases have identified more than £1million lost by taxpayers to benefit claimants who claimed they were single.
The ‘living together’ fraud cases include Zena Bailey of North-East London who raked in nearly £83,000 while masquerading as a lone mother.
She was jailed for a year in February by Snaresbrook Crown Court when police discovered cards addressed to her and her partner at the couple’s home and her partner’s clothes in her wardrobe.
In May, Suzie Dwyer of Liverpool claimed nearly £103,000 as a single mother but was jailed for 16 months alongside her supposed landlord Paul Campbell. It emerged that Campbell was in fact her partner and father of her three children.
Karen McCormack of Highgate, North London, was jailed for two years in February after failing to declare she was living with her partner and father of her two children. While claiming benefit, she also neglected to tell the authorities about an £80,000 inheritance she had received.


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Postby Twist » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:01 am

Here we come! Lots of *Do I need to name names?* who robbed the system, your days are numbered!

I believe this will do more positive than negative. Can you imagine the number of couples claiming to be separated while they are still married just to get some illegal money and neglect the future of their kids? It's pay back time!

PS: Is the name of the minister for welfare reform Lord Freud? LOL
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Postby HELWAA » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:53 am

Atleast those are gaalo laakin muslinki ba ka daray oo xaaran goraneya oo caruurtodina xaraan ka dhigay.Ibna xaaran marka muxu kugu so kordhin inu gurigaga gubo mooye. :down:
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Postby Armaan » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:59 am

Somalida dhibaato ayaa uso socoto.
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Postby HELWAA » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:04 am

^^It's already started in Norway, many ended up in jail and their kids were taken away.I say mac sonkor..i hope more and more get busted. :up:
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Postby bareento » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:19 am

OMG
This makes single mamas far less attractive :?

Now u have to hide from the government before slipping in single mama's bed :shock:
this is anti-love legislation!

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Re: DOOR-TO-DOOR ON BENEFIT CHEATS: COUPLES WHO LIE LIVING A

Postby Armaan » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:28 am

HELWAA wrote:^^It's already started in Norway, many ended up in jail and their kids were taken away.I say mac sonkor..i hope more and more get busted. :up:



:lol: :lol: :lol:

The only bad thing about this is they're kids will be dispaired and raised by gaalo.
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This door to door ordeal needs to stay over cease cuz US goroobs if not all will starting going to jail. lol
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Postby Daanyeer » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:53 am

HELWAA wrote:Atleast those are gaalo laakin muslinki ba ka daray oo xaaran goraneya oo caruurtodina xaraan ka dhigay.Ibna xaaran marka muxu kugu so kordhin inu gurigaga gubo mooye. :down:



Ukhtii,

Maasaha Allah gabar fiican baad tahay....naftaa ku jeclaatey :rose:
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Postby HELWAA » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:59 am

Rabshoole wrote:
HELWAA wrote:^^It's already started in Norway, many ended up in jail and their kids were taken away.I say mac sonkor..i hope more and more get busted. :up:



:lol: :lol: :lol:

The only bad thing about this is they're kids will be dispaired and raised by gaalo.
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This door to door ordeal needs to stay over cease cuz US goroobs if not all will starting going to jail. lol


Garoobs will not end up in jail even if they meet a new man here in sweden because the government give them child support for the kids they already have with the former husband.Waxa la diidan yahy uun dadka iska qaba ee hadana yedhaah waan is furney just to claim more benefits. :down:
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Postby HELWAA » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:05 pm

Daanyeer wrote:
HELWAA wrote:Atleast those are gaalo laakin muslinki ba ka daray oo xaaran goraneya oo caruurtodina xaraan ka dhigay.Ibna xaaran marka muxu kugu so kordhin inu gurigaga gubo mooye. :down:



Ukhtii,

Maasaha Allah gabar fiican baad tahay....naftaa ku jeclaatey :rose:



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