Report possible benefit fraud

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.

Report online – or complete an enquiry form for the Local Authority if you suspect an individual is fraudulently claiming Council Tax Support to which they may not be entitled to 

Contact address to report Fraud by post: - 

National Benefit Fraud Hotline 
PO Box 224 

Contact Information

Name of Team: Housing Benefits

Telephone : 01495 311556