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I'm due to go to magistrates court

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Hi I'm due to go to magistrates court for benefit overpayment I have since paid it in full and now the cps have written to the DWP to take this into consideration to settle out of court do you think this will be settled out of court as I have made full payment . Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hi and thanks for asking for me.
Yes this is taken into account and this is very weighty mitigation. The DWP have no loss now, so it really gives you credit.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So you think maybe cps writing to DWP they might consider to settle out of court .
Thanks
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
They might, its a chance.
Does that help?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also the fact I'm seeing a bereavement councillor as I have lost my father and cannot cope with stress.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
That is not really mitigation - the key point is you have paid it back.
Does that clarify?
Alex
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