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Benefit fraud is when people claim benefit they are not entitled to, by giving false information or not telling us when their circumstances have changed. This is a criminal offence that can result in prosecution and any overpaid benefit being recovered.  

We can only investigate a person if we have good reason to suspect they are committing benefit fraud, so if you know about someone doing this, we would encourage you to report them.

Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support Fraud

We treat all the information we receive in the strictest confidence and you don't have to give us your personal details if you don't want to. 

You can also report fraud by ringing the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440

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