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Reporting fraud

Responsibility for Housing Benefit fraud investigations is with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The government set up a Single Fraud Investigation Service (SFIS) within DWP which investigates all benefit fraud, including Tax Credits fraud. We are committed to tackling the issue of benefit fraud, and we'll support SFIS with any investigations they are conducting using data-sharing rules in place to accommodate this.

If you suspect someone is claiming Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support fraudulently and you wish to refer this anonymously for investigation, you can do this by contacting the relevant bodies below who will examine the information provided and take further action if required.​

​Housing Benefit​

The National Benefit Fraud Hotline, Mail Handling Site A, Wolverhampton, WV98 2BP​

0800 854 440 lines are open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm​.  Calls are free and confidential; you do not have to disclose your own personal details if you want to remain anonymous when reporting fraud.​

Report Housing Benefit fraud

​Council Tax Support  ​

Report Council Tax Support fraud

All other types of fraud

Report all other types of fraud