(PRWEB UK) 27 February 2013
According to the BBC News report almost a third of benefit claimants in Northern Ireland who were re-assessed for their entitlement to incapacity benefit were found fit for work. These people will be transferred to the jobseeker’s allowance which is around £30 less per week.
The report goes on to say that the claimants are being reassessed more frequently, which critics suggest is an attempt to cut the overall welfare bill. Statistics gathered by the Department For Employment and Learning for those who find employment after they are transferred from incapacity benefit to jobseekers allowance have shown that out of 941 claimants 67 secured jobs.
Private Investigators in Birmingham believe it is important to investigate those who are fraudulently claiming any type of benefit including incapacity benefit. The money that is being taken could be used to help those who are really in need and struggling to live. Surveillance sessions are often used to record photograph and video evidence of people who are lying about being too ill to hold down a job.
Kristy George, spokesperson from Private Investigators in Birmingham said:
“In my professional opinion it is very important to investigate those people who are lying about their abilities and fraudulently claim benefits they are no entitled to. Surveillance operations can identify those who are committing an offence and provide the local government with evidence to prove the fact.”
Private Investigators in Birmingham along with their sister company Private Investigators Bristol is a team of highly trained professional and discreet private investigators and detectives with over 35 years’ experience in the industry. Their understanding and approachable team of male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct matrimonial, corporate and private investigations.