Douglas Ward, of Shaftesbury Road, has denied claiming more than £5,000 in benefits he wasn’t entitled to.
The 55-year-old is alleged to have failed to tell the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about a change of circumstances that affected his entitlement to Employment Support Allowance (ESA).
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Ward allegedly received an occupational pension and more than the prescribed amount of benefits to which he was entitled.
As a result, he is alleged to have received a total of £5,435.58 he wasn’t entitled to between December 29 2012 and January 26 2018.
Sheriff Michael Fletcher fixed a trial for next month.