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Report a benefit fraud

Benefit fraud is a crime. Find out how to report it.

You can commit benefit fraud by claiming benefits you're not entitled to on purpose. For example by:

  • not reporting a change in your circumstances
  • providing false information

Examples of benefit fraud

People who:

  • work but don't declare this when they claim a benefit or reduction
  • claim as a single person but actually live with a partner
  • claim from an address where they don't live
  • don't declare the full amount of income, savings or capital when they claim benefits
  • claim benefits or council tax when they don't have the right to

How to report benefit fraud

Report benefit fraud online


National Benefit Fraud Hotline: 0800 854 440


PO Box 224

What happens next?

The information you give is confidential.

The DWP will investigate the information you give and decide what to do next.

The DWP are unable to tell you the outcome of this.

Related information

DWP: Benefit fraud

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