Patient Affairs Officer, West Sussex Health and Social Care NHS Trust Member since 03rd Feb 2004
ADOPTING ANOTHER PERSON'S IDENTITY Tue 18-May-04 11:21 AM
Got a client and suprise on what I thought would be a basic pension credit claim. It appears that my client 38 years ago changed their identity to that of a dead friend using their birth certificate, N.I number and name. The client has worked under this 'name' and claimed I.B for past 10 years.The 'adopted name' became 65 in April and is now consquently receiving R.P. The client's real age will make them 65 in June and they have received a pension forecast in their real name.Both names are logged at the same postal address. Client has since separated from partner (had married them under the alias name)and is N.F.A. Needing to claim P.C, HB etc. Completely out of my depth but would be very grateful if anyone can point me in the right direction as the client has decided to come clean but not sure of what they could face charges under??