Housing Benefit Fraud
Benefit Fraud is where people deliberately fail to report a change in their circumstances or lie in order to claim Housing Benefit and or Social Security Benefits.This can be a claimant acting alone or with the help of a third party, for example a landlord or employer.
Benefit Fraud is a criminal offence and if you think someone is fraudulently claiming benefit this will be investigated by Department for Work & Pensions. If evidence is found to prove that a person is committing fraud they maybe prosecuted or be made to pay a penalty.
If you suspect that someone is committing Benefit Fraud, you should report them straight away.
- Call Department for Work & Pensions on 0800 854 440
- Visit the Department for Work & Pension Website
If you would like to report non benefit fraud, click here.