If you are suspected of committing benefit fraud, you will be contacted by the DWP, HMRC, the Service and Personnel and Veterans Agency or your local authority.
You may be asked to visit the Fraud Investigation Officers for an interview or asked to attend an interview to talk about your claim.
You may be interviewed under caution, but can bring someone with you or seek advice from a solicitor.
In addition, your benefit may be stopped while you are investigated.
Following an interview under caution, in some cases, you may be offered a formal caution as an alternative to persecution.
But you are advised to seek specialist advice before accepting a caution.