Benefit fraud

Find out about benefit fraud and how to report it .

Different types of benefit fraud 

Anyone claiming benefit but not telling the truth about their circumstances could be guilty of benefit fraud. 

This could include;  

  • people who are working but do not tell us when they claim benefit  
  • people who claim as single people, but actually live with a partner ​ 
  • people who claim from an address but don’t actually live there  
  • people who don’t tell us the full amount of income or savings they have when they claim benefit
  • people who, for any reason, do not have any right to claim benefit  
  • people who are sub-letting their property  
  • people who do not tell us about other adults living in their property 

How you can report fraud​ 

You can report benefit fraud online, by post or by calling the national benefit fraud helpline. You do not have to give your name or address.  

More information on how to report benefit fraud can be found on GOV.UK website (external link).