Housing benefit fraud

Housing Benefit fraud occurs where claimants make false statements concerning their circumstances or fail to report changes in circumstances likely to affect their entitlement.If you have any information about someone who is claiming Housing Benefit to which they may not be entitled you can report your suspicions in three ways:

By telephone: Contact the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440.Your call is free and confidential 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 a text phone service on 0800 328 0512.

Online: www.gov.uk/report-benefit-fraud

By Post: NBFH, Mail Handling Site, Wolverhampton WV98 2BP 

  • Further information about reporting Housing Benefit Fraud [PDF 35KB] (add link)

A-Z of services