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Just to be clear the compensation was just to repay the debt that had been accrued by fraud?
How much over and beyond those debts did you receive?
Yes I know you live in the UK, I am there too.
Just to be clear once everything had been cleared you were only in 'profit' by £5?
Ok - then you do not need to worry and can appeal any decision.
This is compensation to put you back into the position you would have been in, should the fraud not have occurred.
Your actual only 'profit' is £5. That is it.
As such the Council cant withhold benefits or take you to Court for failing to declare a change in circumstances.
If they stop the benefits you can appeal and go before an independent Tribunal. If they take you to Court you can plead not guilty.
But I cant imagine it would go that far.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
No I didnt see it. You should appeal any benefit decision, you will get a decision letter which you should appeal.
You should also ask for a detailed breakdown of the Council Tax and rent, then you can see what its happening.
The documents received dont need to be signed.
Can I clarify anything for you?Alex
Yes you can request documents be produced at Tribunal.
Does that clarify Stan?
Good luck. If this answers your question could I invite you to rate my answer before you go today, otherwise the site doesn’t pay me for the time spent with you. Thanks in advance! Alex
Sure. Good luck and please do remember to rate. Alex
YES put in an appeal. DO IT TODAY.
Can you PLEASE rate my answer otherwise the site doesnt pay me - the question does not close and you can ask me follow up questions.
Yes this seems fine - thanks for the update. Alex
Yes you should continue as we have discussed. Alex
Yes, I would appeal to Tribunal. That is where it will be heard next. Alex
Yes you would attend. You dont need to do anything else at this stage, the DWP will put forward their side, you will put forward yours. Alex
Yes that seems ok! Alex
Good luck! Alex