Benefit Fraud is a criminal offence that occurs when an individual knowingly or dishonestly gets more benefit than they are entitled to.
Benefit fraud includes:
- Not advising that a change of circumstances has taken place that will affect benefit entitlement, e.g. not advising that a partner is living with you.
- Giving false information when making a claim for benefit
- Withholding information e.g. not declaring earnings, savings, pensions etc.
Call the National Benefit Fraud Hotline to report benefit fraud to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
- 0800 854 440 (English)
- 0800 678 3722 (Welsh)
- Textphone: 0800 328 0512
Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
You can also report suspected benefit fraud by post or online.
Contact address to report Fraud by post: -
National Benefit Fraud Hotline
PO Box 224
Name of Team: Housing Benefits
Telephone : 01495 311556