A MUM-OF-FOUR has admitted wrongly claiming £20,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.

Kirsty Benn claimed the large amount of Universal Credit from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), despite living with her partner Mark Campbell.

Benn, of Drummohr Avenue, Wallyford, claimed the £20,0000 in benefits she was not entitled to over a two-year period.

The 35-year-old mother pleaded guilty to an amended charge during an appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday (Wednesday).

Prosecutor Jack Castor told the court that the DWP launched an investigation into Benn’s benefit claims in May 2018.

She attended for an interview and it was found that she had been living full-time with her partner while continuing to claim the benefits.

Solicitor Mary Moultrie said her client was currently repaying the cash and asked for sentence to be deferred.

Sheriff Douglas Keir agreed and deferred sentence to next month for reports and for it to be established how much of the money was still outstanding.

Benn pleaded guilty to failing to give prompt notification to the DWP that her circumstances had changed in that she was living with her partner Mark Campbell and obtaining Universal Credit of £20,000 she was not entitled to between July 26, 2016, and May 31, 2018.