just thought id tell you a story of this crappy dept. my brother had dla for a number of years having meniers. anyway after 10 years or so he got alot better and got a job he wrote to the dla saying he had started a job but they still paid him so he thought as hed wrote to them with dates etc that he was still entitled to it.
to cut a long story short they got the police involved a year down the line and he was arrested for fraud.
they went to court and he was told he will prob go to jail and hed loose his job even if no jail term.
the court case came nearer when he said to his boss i know i wrote to them to tell them so on the off chance they both looked at his personal file and in there was a letter from the dla saying that they had recvd the letter !!
so after a year of hell that made my mum ill (she eventually died before the court case came up) they had to agree they were in the wrong my brother had started paying back the money before the court case but as it was thrown out he stopped pYING THE MONEY back.. their mistake! but had to wait 3 weeks to finally get the bail order sorted!!