Originally Posted by Russ
I happens because it is so EASY. So many government departments simply don't communicate efficiently enough with each other. When they do finally liaise it's usually several months or even years down the line once you take the investigation and evidence-gathering in to account.
The people in genuine need of benefit usually do things the right way and have no idea how easy it is to rip the Benefits Agencies off.
Indeed my mum got a letter it clearly says it upto her to inform the council make sure council tax/ rent rebate upto date with changes.
There lies big issue it should be departments onus to stop fraudelance by collating information and contacts of those claiments ie the local council etc. Changes then should be sent to claiment and then to housing associations/councils. It makes no sense why you would leave windows oportunities. When that person elderly forgetful or very ill they then get procecuted for wrongful claiming just simply for not informing changes circumstances.
If the system in place fraud would be down massively. Hell thats too simplistic policy making for those in charge over the years then when the do information collating like we found they make sows ear of it by taking cheap tenders who will cut corners instead building proper system which will work.