Benefit Fraud Allegation

What is this for?

Some people claim benefits which they are not entitled to. By doing so they are committing a criminal act. 

  • In a time of financial hardship, preventing fraud is more important than ever.
  • Every pound lost through fraud cannot be spent on providing public services. 

You can report someone you think is committing benefit fraud to the Department for Work and Pensions, they are responsible for investigating all benefit fraud allegations and this includes Housing Benefit. It doesn't matter how you contact them: you do not have to give your name or address.  You do need to give as much information as you can about the person you are reporting, for example, their name, address, the details of the fraud you think they are committing.  They will look at the information you give but will not be able to tell you the outcome of any investigation. 

What is it going to cost?

Free

What we need from you

If you suspect someone of fraud you can report it to the Department for Work and Pensions:

  • Phone the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440, lines are open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm, or
  • Text them if you have speech or hearing difficulties on 0800 328 0512, or
  • Complete the Department for Work and Pensions form

Please give as much information as possible, as this will enable benefit fraud to be identified and investigated. 

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Last updated: 10 February 2021 13:49:48