How do I report suspected benefit fraud?
If you think someone is committing benefit fraud, you can report this to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Benefit fraud is a criminal offence that costs you money. Help us to stamp it out!
Ways to report benefit fraud
- Call the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 4400
Your call is free and confidential and you do not have to give your name or address; lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
If you have speech or hearing problems you can use the text phone service on 0800 328 0512
- Visit the GOV.UK National Benefit Fraud Hotline page
- Write to:
National Benefit Fraud Hotline
Mail Handling Site A
You can provide information anonymously, however if you do give your name this will be kept in the strictest confidence.
Types of benefit fraud
- failure to declare work
- non-disclosure of property, capital or income
- non-disclosure of partner (living together as man and wife)
- non-declaration of non-dependants or sub-tenants
- false claims by homeowners
- false address or failing to declare a change of address
- landlord fraud
- fictitious tenancies
Find out more about the National Fraud Initiative.