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Benefit fraud

Report benefit fraud

Investigations into benefit fraud are no longer undertaken by the council. They are all now dealt with by the Single Fraud Investigation Service, which is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Department of Work and Pensions National Fraud Hotline: 0800 854 440

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Benefit fraud includes people who:

  • have not declared they are working
  • are deliberately withholding information that affects their benefits
  • are living with a partner or spouse who works and has not been declared
  • are landlords claiming Housing Benefit for people who don't live in their properties

Please give as much detail as possible when making any referral.