Fraud is a crime and costs taxpayers millions of
pounds every year. If you think someone is committing fraud, report
it. Examples of fraud involve Local Council Tax Support, Council
Tax, Business Rates, Blue Badge and Adult Care.
How do we stop fraud?
To prevent fraud we:
- Check all the information that's supplied with a benefit
- May share the information given to support a claim with
- Prosecute and recover any overpayment.
- Look into all suspicious claims.
If you think someone is committing Housing Benefit Fraud, please
report it to the DWP National Benefit Fraud helpline: 0800
854 440 (textphone 0800 320 0512)
or see Benefit fraud on
If you're claiming Housing benefit or Local Council
Tax Support and your circumstances have changed, report the change.
If you commit benefit fraud
If you are found to have committed benefit fraud, you may lose
part or all of your future benefits. For more information on loss
of benefits see the Department of Work & Pensions page,
Loss of benefit as a penalty for benefit