Claiming benefits you’re not entitled to is called benefit fraud.
You are committing fraud if you deliberately:
- fail to report a change in your circumstances
- provide false information
Report Housing Benefit fraud
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) investigates Housing Benefit fraud. You can find out more about fraud and investigations on the government’s website.
If you suspect someone of committing benefit fraud, you can report them online, by phone, textphone or in writing. Include as much information as you can about the person you’re reporting. For example:
- their name
- their address
- the type of fraud you think they’re committing
Report benefit fraud online [external link]
Phone: 0800 854 4400
Textphone: 0800 328 0512
National Benefit Fraud Hotline, Mail Handling Site A, Wolverhampton, WV98 2BP
Report council tax reduction (CTR) fraud
Walsall Council investigates CTR fraud. If you suspect someone of committing CTR fraud, you should contact the benefits team.