Football coach claimed incapacity benefit

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A FOOTBALL coach who falsely claimed almost £9,000 in housing, council tax and incapacity benefit has been ordered to repay the cash.

Ian Black, aged 48, admitted failing to declare he was working as a football coach when he appeared before magistrates.

When interviewed, Black offered no explanation for failing to declare that he earned more than £800 a month.

He admitted he was a self-employed football coach and was sub-contracted to his son Grant Black’s firm - Premier Team Coaching Barnsley Ltd.

He admitted two charges of failing to declare his true circumstances which resulted in him being overpaid in housing and council tax benefit to the tune of £3,469.44 and incapacity benefit worth £5,519.89.

Black, of Pearson Crescent, Wombwell, has been ordered to pay back £8,989.33.

He was also given a 12-month community order, ordered to undertake unpaid work, and pay costs of £135.