DWP disability benefits – including PIP – are alleged target of £800,000 fraud | Daily Record

This is good news – it demonstrates to the DWP, politicians and the rest of us how real benefit fraudsters operate:

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of fraudulently claiming disability benefits, as part of a major anti-fraud government crackdown. The men are alleged to have created 15 identities between 2019 and 2023 to defraud £800,000 from the public purse.

An investigation by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in collaboration with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and the Metropolitan Police found eight applications for power of attorney were faked and used to apply for benefits on behalf of disabled applicants. The men from London allegedly also pretended to represent severely disabled applicants unable to manage their own affairs by supplying false medical reports to support claims for up to thousands of pounds of public money.

Benefit payments used to support disabled people including Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), are alleged to have been among those hijacked by the fraudsters.

Further co-ordinated action will see the DWP work with partners to ensure that any vulnerable claimants who had their benefits hijacked are supported and have their entitlements correctly altered.

Source: DWP payments supporting people on disability benefits including PIP alleged target of £800,000 fraud – Daily Record

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1 thought on “DWP disability benefits – including PIP – are alleged target of £800,000 fraud | Daily Record

  1. flttymartyn

    The biggest fraudsters, the biggest criminals, are the MPs in the houses of parliament….Nothing is ever done about those fraudsters, liars and thieves!!!

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