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I have had 2 brain hemorrhages and was on dla I was sent to see a benefit advisor about getting into work she said I would still be able to get some of the benefits I was on I found a job and devidecdec give it a blast as I had always worked and was bored. When I started working iwas on 6.10p an hour and my benefit was still paid but at a small reduced rate so I just excepted that all was ok and the reduction was due to what I was earning. 9years down the line I was told I should not have been entitled to all what was paid and was charged with fraud. In my court case the dwp barrister told the judge they would not be pursuing themoney the judge then said that due to that fact he had no alternative but to impose a custodial sentence. When I served my time and came home the dwp are stopping 40% of esa which I have been put back on due to health problems. So the question is would the judge have imposed a custodial sentence if they where going to pursue the money or left me in my job paying a part of my earnings back to the dwp or did the barrister for the dwp mislead the judge.
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