A lot of parents with care are claiming child benefit when their kids don’t live with them
December 25, 2012
judge agreed benefit fraud had taken place and that the PWC was not the PWC but was powerless to do anything other than make the liability order even thought they were living with me in the qualifying period ,statements of fact from three witnesses were not disputed by the CSA ,they were only interested in getting their order and picking my pocket.
Even the kids went and made statements about where they were living and when and we provided school attendance records.
The state is using this section 33 to railroad orders through regardless of whether anyone actually owed the money .I was allowed to cross examine a certain Kelly Griffiths from the stockport office ,who admitted they never checked any data and relied solely on DWP info ,they only rang the PWC to check if the liability existed . The PWC had a long history of benefit fraud ,but this was ignored because the child benefit paid between the ages of 16 and 18 amounts to 1250 each per year ,you need fraudulent claims of 4000 + to stimulate recovery activity by the DWP because that is what it costs in legal fees to get it back . Alot of PWC s are claiming child benefit when kids are neither living with them or at school because the DWP will not chase it , so it stay on the system as a legitimate payment even though its not , this info automatically triggers collection activity from the CSA.
There is a domino effect as one department sets another in motion and your the poor bugger at the end of it all being effectively taken to court by the state and being held accountable for the benefit fraud of someone you divorced over 20 years ago . With all your rights to defend yourself being taken away by government statutes .
I felt sorry for the magistrate he was clearly very sympathetic and frustrated by it all , sometimes the law is an arse.