What will happen to my sister? Benefit fraud UK?

My sister is a stay at home mother to one child her husband supports them and earns around 40K a year, there was a period in Oct when her husbands contract come to a end and there where on benefits for 3 weeks until he found his current job, She signed off her housing benefit but did not sign off her child tax credits thinking they where working tax credits she was very stressed at the time going through a massive house move and also coming off a pain killer addiction. Shes received a letter wanting to be interviewed by HM revenue & customs What will happen? It was around £1,400 she claimed by supposed mistike.

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  • JOHN G
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    She will probably get a written warning and be given time to repay the money.

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