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How much is involved in total, how many occasions did you earn the extra money and over what period of time did it occur?
Try not to worry too much, given you are your husband's carer it would be unfair on him to deprive him of care through something he is not involved in so my feeling is that you can expect to repay the amount with a fine on top but you will be able to continue helping your husband.
They have the power to charge you and if it reaches interview stage then they know they have a strong case so I suspect they will and you will have to go to court.
If a guilty plea is entered by you your solicitor will have the opportunity to put what is called a plea in mitigation to the court which are the reasons why this happened and the effects of this on you and your husband.