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Benefit Fraud

Since 1 June 2015 the detection and prevention of Housing Benefit Fraud is the responsibility of the Department for Work and Pensions.

If you think someone is committing Housing Benefit fraud, it is important you contact the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

All information you provide will be treated with the strictest of confidence and can be given anonymously.

Report online:

Alternatively telephone the DWP National Benefit Fraud helpline 0800 854 440 (textphone 0800 320 0512) Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.