Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
If you had no fixed address why did you not use a PO Box or Mailbox etc please?
well its an additional expense and i didn't think it would have repercussions like this. where i could i had put down addresses as 'care of'.
OK - how often did he stay? Why could he not use his parents?
i stayed overnight on most weekends and when i had a few days in a row off from work (we had a child together). my parents (and all of my family bar a sister i dont talk to) live abroad (Malta).
yes, she always said i stayed over most weekends and when i had a few days off, no one questioned it.
Ok - to be clear she told them and nothing was ever said or done?
no, nothing, she had an investigation previously and explained the situation to the officer and he was fine with the situation as it was only weekends and such.
Ok, in that case she is not guilty of any offence.
If your partner informed them then she can not be guilty of failure to declare a change in circumstance.
As such is there is an overpayment she can appeal that decision
Then it would go to a Tribunal and they would decide who they believe.
She would need to give evidence saying that she told them
I would hope she would have some records of telephone calls.
If not then she can apply to BT or her mobile provider for her phone records.
But if she spoke to them and informed them you were staying and she has phone records to back it up, she has nothing to worry about
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
you have misunderstood. they say we were living together when i only stayed at weekends and days off. that is what she told them about. they say i was living there permanently though. we contest this but they are still saying she has to pay back the money.
Yes, I understand.
But as I understand it your partner had told the council you had been staying
If that is the case it wont be an issue
But if she had NOT told the DWP you were staying, this would be an issue
Does this clarify?
yes it does. why are they so insistent that she has committed fraud now? HMRC have cleared her and have no issue with her in regards ***** ***** credits and such. how on earth does she get them off her back and stop chasing her for money that she shouldn't owe? what on earth is their case?