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"I took up a part time job. And I'd worked out that I was still underneath the bracket, which was fine. I checked, I could offset my care and my childcare. But then I was offered the ability to do more hours. So I contacted them and said, 'Look, I'm taking the option to do more hours, which means I'm going to go over the limit. So can you please stop my carers allowance?' They stopped it. A year later, I got called up on fraud."