Benefit fraud

Report benefit fraud

If you suspect that someone is cheating the benefit system or fraudulently claiming help for their rent and council tax bill, you can help to combat fraud by contacting the National Benefit Fraud Team.

The more information you can give us, the better the chance of a successful investigation, so please give as much detail as possible, no matter how trivial you may think it is.

You can remain anonymous, but if you are happy to leave your contact details, it may aid the investigation if an officer can contact you.

The person you are reporting will never be told who you are, and your contact details will never be passed on without your permission. If the case goes to court, you would not be called as a witness.

Report benefit fraud (GOV.UK)

Phone: National Benefit Fraud hotline 0800 854 440 (this line is open Monday to Friday from 8am - 6pm)

Textphone: 0800 328 0512

By letter: NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston, PR1 1GP

Report fraud relating to council tax support or single person discount:

Phone: 01455 638145 or 01455 638144

Complete our benefit fraud contact form

By letter or in person: Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leics, LE10 0FR

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