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New sanctions for benefits cheats

Fri, 14 Jan 2011

The Dept of Social care has announced new sanctions put in place to deter people from committing benefit fraud.

Anyone caught could now have their benefits stopped for up to 4 weeks and if caught a second time could be extended to 3 months. 

The sanctions also include stopping payments to anyone who is abusive or threatening to staff in benefits offices.

Energy FM news asked Martyn Quayle how big the problem is:


  • Social Care Minister Martyn Quayle


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