Benefit Fraud

 

People may try to fraudulently obtain benefit by a number of means. Below are the most common examples:

  • Not declaring any/all paid work
  • Claiming as a single person but actually living with a partner
  • Claiming from an address that they do not live at
  • Not declaring their full income, savings, investments or capital

 

Reporting

We receive referrals from a number of different sources and we pass these to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). We welcome all information about suspected benefit fraud and encourage you to contact us if you have any concerns. You can report a fraud on 0800 854 440, or by visiting GOV.UK.

 

Investigation

All allegations received are considered for investigation, although we are aware that some allegations are malicious. The information given is very important in this decision making, and the more detail given the more likely the investigation will result in a successful conclusion. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence. For more information please visit the GOV.UK benefit fraud website.