Benefit fraud

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Benefit fraud includes:

  • making false statements or providing false documents
  • providing inaccurate, misleading or incomplete information
  • failing to report a change in circumstances that might affect benefit entitlement
  • allowing or causing any of the above to happen, in order that benefit is paid to any person, including landlords.

If you are suspected of benefit fraud

You can find more information about what is likely to happen if you are suspected of benefit fraud on the GOV.UK website.

Report someone else of benefit fraud

If you think someone is claiming benefits to which they are not entitled you can:

Page last updated: 23 November 2020
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