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Reporting fraud

Investigation of Housing Benefit fraud is handled by the Department of Work and Pensions and all reports should be made directly to them.

Reporting suspected fraud

You can report suspected Housing Benefit fraud to the DWP in three ways:

Other ways to report someone

You can also report benefit fraud by telephone or post.

National benefit fraud hotline

Telephone: 0800 854 440
Textphone: 0800 328 0512

Your call is free and confidential you do not have to give your name or address.

Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm.


You can write to:

National Benefit Fraud Hotline Mail Handling
Site A
WV98 2BP