Report a Housing Benefit fraud

Report someone committing benefit fraud.

When to report someone

We are committed to preventing and detecting benefit fraud and work closely with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Examples of benefit fraud are people who:

  • work but do not declare this when they claim benefit
  • claim as a single person but actually live with a partner
  • claim from an address but do not live there
  • do not declare their full income or savings when they claim benefit.

Reporting benefit fraud

Report suspected benefit fraud by ringing the National Benefit Fraud Hotline.

Telephone: 0800 854 440 

(textphone 0800 328 0512)

Following the formation of the single fraud investigation service, all allegations of housing benefit fraud are investigated by the Department of Work and Pension (DWP)

Report benefit fraud to the DWP 

Change in circumstances

People who claim benefits have a duty to tell the council of any changes in circumstances which might affect their entitlement. You must inform us straight away if you have a change.

Report a change in circumstances

Contact the Benefits Team