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Mother gets community order for not declaring change in circumstances

A mother has been given a community order for claiming over £12,000 of benefits she was not entitled to

A mother has been given a community order for claiming over £12,000 of benefits she was not entitled to.

Sharon Cleaver, of Horrell Road, Sheldon, pleaded guilty to failing to notify the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) between September 2011 and September 2012 that her partner had moved in with her. The 40-year-old received an over payment of Employment Support Allowance and income support, totalling £12,071, Solihull Magistrates Court heard on Monday.

 

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