Benefit Fraud


People commit benefit fraud by claiming benefits they know they are not entitled to or deliberately withholding information in order to obtain more benefit.

Below are the most common examples of fraud:

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

Arun doesn’t handle fraud investigations– this is done by the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP).



You should report any suspicion of fraud to the DWP here.

You can also report benefit fraud by telephone or post.


National Benefit Fraud Hotline (NBFH)

Telephone: 0800 854 440
Textphone: 0800 328 0512
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

National Benefit Fraud Hotline
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WV98 2BP