Prosecutors should request from DWP details of the amount of any benefit repaid by the defendant shortly before the requisition is issued. However, partial or total repayment will not of itself lead to a review of the decision to prosecute, although it can be used in mitigation by the defence. If the offer of a caution or an administrative penalty is declined by the defendant the prosecutor should reconsider prosecution in line with CPS guidance and the Code. Local Authority officers participating in and investigating as part of the SFIS pilots will be expected to apply DWP policy on simple cautions.
For example, a surviving spouse can receive between 71.5% and 100% of your benefit amount, depending on the surviving spouse’s age. A disabled child can receive 75% of your benefits each month even after you’re gone. You might think that waiting for bigger benefits is better, but that’s not … Read More