The DWP may send benefit investigators to your home. When you're being investigated, one of the tools investigators have is the ability to monitor someone's residence. This may be to observe who is entering and exiting the residence and in what condition they appear to be. Investigators will not generally enter your home without a court order or your permission.
If you agree to have your home monitored, then investigators will note who comes and goes from your address and how they are dressed. They can also take photographs or video recordings of anything they think may help in the investigation. These observations are used as evidence that someone is receiving benefits to which they are not entitled.
Investigators will not generally seek or need permission to visit your home. However, if they have reason to believe that you are not living there, such as when you do not respond to correspondence from them, then they will go ahead and make an unannounced visit. During these visits, they will look around at other places in the neighborhood to see if anyone appears to be living there but is not on the housing list. If so, then they will assume that person is part of your household and should receive benefits too.
It is important to remember that people who work for the DWP cannot identify individuals who may live in your home.
Don't worry, Housewatch has your back and will work with you to find a solution so you can relax on your vacation. These visits are conducted in combination with an outside or interior inspection and are tailored to our customers' specific requirements. In addition, we offer monthly or weekly housekeeping services at certain prices.
There are many reasons why someone might want to hire a housekeeper to look after their home while they're away. Maybe they have a new job that requires them to be out of town frequently, or perhaps they just want some extra cash. No matter the reason, hiring a housekeeper is easy thanks to us! All you need to do is sign up for a housekeeping schedule and pay upfront. From there, you'll receive all the details you need to know about when to expect your housekeeper and what activities should be done during her visit.
Even if you don't plan on being out of town, but just don't have time to clean your home, it's still possible to request housekeeping services. We understand that people have busy schedules and only have time to clean once or twice a month. If this describes you, we offer semi-regular cleaning services where we will come by once per month to clean everything from cooking surfaces to toilets. There's no obligation to continue with these services, but if you do want more help getting your home cleaned regularly, this is the way to go!
Unless they have a warrant authorized by a court, CPS has no right to enter your house. An investigator can only enter your house without a warrant if you welcome them in. Unless the investigator obtains a warrant, the United States Constitution preserves your freedom to be free from government searches.
In the course of their investigation, CPS may ask questions about who owns guns in your home. The answer to this question is not relevant to whether or not they can enter your home. They could use whatever information they find during their visit as evidence that someone should be charged with abuse or neglect of a child. If you don't want anyone from CPS visiting you or your children, give us a call and we will see what we can do about it.
We have never had a client complain about a CPS visit. If you feel like you might want to avoid having CPS come to your home, give us a call before they come so we can try to work out a solution that will keep you safe but also satisfy your curiosity about where they came from and why they are there.
CPS is Child Protective Services. They are a division of the Department of Family and Protective Services, which is a part of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. They can be contacted at 903-531-2200 or online.
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