Report possible fraud

Every year benefit fraud costs the country around £2 billion. That's like taking £80 a year from every family in the UK. If you think someone is committing benefit fraud, you can report them and stop them taking money from the people who need it most.

What is benefit fraud?

Benefit fraud is when someone lies to get benefit. This includes people who are:

  • not reporting they are living together as husband and wife or as civil partners 
  • not reporting income or capital
  • not reporting when they are living abroad 
  • providing a false address 
  • not reporting other benefits or sources of income
  • not reporting changes in circumstances

Report benefit fraud

Call the National Benefit Fraud Hotline to report benefit fraud to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

  • 0800 854 440 (English)
  • 0800 678 3722 (Welsh)
  • Textphone: 0800 328 0512

Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

You can also report suspected benefit fraud by post or online.

National Benefit Fraud Hotline 
PO Box 224