A Reepham man has to repay more than £3,700 in benefits he received when he was not entitled to them.
Mr. Norman Stanislawski, of Kennel Lane, Reepham pleaded guilty at Lincoln Magistrates Court to failing to declare a change of circumstances which affected his entitlement to housing and council tax benefit.
In a prosecution brought by West Lindsey District Council, the court heard that the offence was discovered following a data matching exercise.
It revealed tax and national insurance payments had been made when Mr. Stanislawski had told the council he was not working.
At first, Mr. Stanislawski denied the offence. He later admitted he had been working and gave details of his own job, his wife's work and confirmed that working tax credits had also increased and he had not notified anyone.
Mr. Stanislawski was ordered to do sixty hours of unpaid community work and will have to pay £50 costs.
In line with council policy, he will also have to repay back the overpayment of £3,754.68.