Report benefit fraud

We take benefit fraud very seriously and will take strong action against people who commit it. You can report any suspected cases of benefit fraud to us.

Further information

Benefit fraud can be committed by:

  • not reporting a change in your circumstances
  • being dishonest when you claim, by giving us false information about your income, not telling us about other people who live with you, or providing false documents.

Reporting benefit fraud

To report social security benefit fraud, or housing benefit fraud, please use the national benefit fraud hotline: 0800 854 4400 or report online at GOV.UK.

To report fraud involving housing or tenancies, council tax support, council tax discounts or exemptions, business rates, Leicester City Council employee fraud, fraud within schools or social services provisions, use My Account to report fraud or theft

Benefit fraud hotline

0116 454 2620