Benefit cheat mother, 23, is now 64 a week better off after DWP rules she is entitled to MORE than the amount she was stealing Claimed 64 a week illegally but is told she can now receive 130Worked for a clothes shop and NHS trust while claiming income supportHer lawyer described mitigation as 'most ridiculous' he had ever broughtOrdered to do 80 hours community service and pay 100 court costs , Macclesfield Magistrates' Court heard she would not have qualified for any payouts. Gibbons' lawyer Mr Julian Farley said: 'This case is extraordinary and perhaps an indictment of the benefits system. 'If you work out what the overpayment was on the income support over 11 months, it's about 66 per week of overpayment
Doctors will need licence to approve whiplash claims as part of clampdown on 2bn annual payout Last year, 824,489 motoring injury claims reported, up 60% from 2006Of these nearly 550,000 were recorded as whiplash claimsMeasures will be introduced as part of clampdownPanel to be set up to accredit doctors wanting to act as insurance examiners Threshold for small claims court is being raised from 1,000 to 5,000 | UPDATED: 01:07 GMT, 11 December 2012 Doctors will soon need a special licence to approve payouts on motorists’ insurance for whiplash as part of a clampdown on bogus claims. The scheme will be announced today by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling. Mr Grayling is also bringing in measures to make it easier for drivers and insurance companies to challenge claims in the courts.
Council benefits adviser recruited his OWN mother to cheat taxpayer of 30,000 – using insider knowledge of welfare system Mother and son team lied while they lived together in house owned by him Basildon Crown Court sentenced them to 150 hours of unpaid work | UPDATED: 16:03 GMT, 30 November 2012 Cheat: Havering Council worker, Cheema, 23, abused his position to fraudulently claim benefits A crooked benefits adviser teamed up with his mother to cheat the council where he worked out of 30,000 in housing and council tax benefits, using insider knowledge of the welfare system. Havering Council worker Manjit Singh Cheema, 23, and his mother Balbir Kaur, 46, both of Romford, Essex, were spared jail after admitting fraud by abuse of position