Would you class this as Benefit Fraud or would you take the risk as a one off...?

Here's a little story....someone gets made redundant, and is promised the one month salary they are owed, they don't get it and after a week the company liquidates, they are owed £1000.00. They have no money so start a JSA and Housing benefit claim. After a week they get a crisis loan. They have to pay... show more Here's a little story....someone gets made redundant, and is promised the one month salary they are owed, they don't get it and after a week the company liquidates, they are owed £1000.00. They have no money so start a JSA and Housing benefit claim. After a week they get a crisis loan. They have to pay their landlord or they will lose their place to live and have nowhere to go.......

They are doing everything to find a job and pressure is building to pay the rent, the get temporary work for one week only. They are going to be taxed and NI contributed on this one off payment. They know they are a good person but wonder if they should declare this ONE OFF payment, because they are struggling to pay the rent and as yet have been given NO money by JSA or Housing benefit...

Should they risk this one off........?
Update: Just feel in a bad situation at the moment and no real clear way out at present, so thinking about resorting to doing things not previously considered, not sure what to do really, other people state you can get away with it as a one off......
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