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how long were you working?
Did you tell them that you were working?
So you didn't tell the DWP?
Ok. What is the sum of the overpayment roughly?
Are you asking if they will prosecute?
Thanks for the information
Whether they will prosecute or not really depends on the sum of the overpayment. Usually if you are getting house benefit then it racks up quite quickly but if not then not all that quickly.
Different councils have different cut off points but most councils seem to prosecute after £4k-£5k. That is not to say that they definitely would do that here.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.