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I need advice on dealing with not declaring bank accounts when

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I need advice on dealing with not declaring bank accounts when claiming job seekers allowance. Is there any way to resolve this matter without going to court.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I claimed job seekers allowance and didn't tell them about all the bank accounts I had, so they have now found out about them and invited me to an interview giving me 10 days to give them the bank statements. So I wanted to know the best way to go about this situation so that it doesn't end up going to court. How can I resolve this matter.

Did you have money in the accounts? Do they show you are earning?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I was not earning anything they were savings that had no been declared.

How much were the savings?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

over £17000,

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Relist: Other.
didn't get an answer what happened
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

What happened to the answer

Please dont relist otherwise it goes to the back.
How much benefit have you been paid?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I not sure exactly how much because I been on and off benefit for three years doing casual work in between when I was on a casual job I signed off. When the work finished I signed back on.

Ok. Do you have any idea how much you have been overpaid?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No, I did ask them they wouldn't tell me until I show them my statements

Ok. if its below £2,500 they are likely to give you a caution. Over £2,500 they are likely to take you to Court. They are inviting to interview because they already have the evidence - so they have all your bank statements.
There is no point lying, you might as well be honest and offer to repay it.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Just a few more things, will I be summons to court or arrested. And if I go to them and offer to repay and make direct repayments to them will this avoid going to court.

IT would be summons, not a charge.
No the offer of repayment does not mean you can avoid Court. It is a decision for them.
I am sorry.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Where can I get a Lawyer to help me if the case goes to court.

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