Benefit Fraud


People commit benefit fraud by claiming benefits they know they are not entitled to.

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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