There are many types of fraud, for example, working and claiming, non-disclosure of property/capital, non-disclosure of partner (living together as a couple), non-declaration of non-dependants and/or sub-tenants, false information regarding ownership of property, fictitious landlords or tenancies.

If you suspect someone of committing fraud you can report suspected Housing Benefit fraud in various ways.

Report benefit fraud 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 8.00am to 6.00pm.

If you have speech or hearing problems, you can use a text phone service on 0800 328 0512 or Welsh speakers can call on 0800 678 3722.

Report benefit fraud online

Report fraud to the DWP

Report benefit fraud by post

NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston PR1 1GP