Fraud investigations

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Richard Gordon

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please would you be able to provide me with a copy of the procedure and guidance followed by the DWP fraud investigators where there is suspected fraud. The guidance I was looking for was in relation to benefit fraud investigations.

The kind of information I was looking for was, for example:

Over what period of time should a fraud investigator observe a couple where the DWP feel that they are living together for benefit purposes?

How frequently should the observations happen etc. etc.

The two questions above really were just a couple of example questions and weren't specific questions for my FOI request, they were two examples of the kind of content I was hoping for in the fraud investigators guidance should it exist.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Gordon

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Dear Mr Gordon

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