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Compliance Interview and savings

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Cardiff77
Cardiff77 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited July 2019 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi, Last year when my husband (64) became  unemployed, we looked at out benefit entitlement. As I am retired we were told to apply for Pension Credit and we were dulky awarded PC (guaranteed). 

Now a year later I have been contacted for a ‘Compliance Interview.’

The thing is that a year ago we panicked and did not mention certain savings. These were over the threashhold but we assumed they would be going under very shortly dud to the fact of a forthcoming trip to Hong Kong to see his son.

Now we are worried sick about this mistake. We wonder what to do.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    All you can do is attend the interview and be honest. If you've been overpaid then you will need to repay that back. Good luck.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Cardiff77
    Cardiff77 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    That is fine by me. But could if be construed as fraud?? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    All savings should have been declared when you applied so yes potentially. You could have a fine on top of any overpayment.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Cardiff77
    Cardiff77 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Well we have only been on for a year, so wont be that much and we are willing to apay
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