Benefit fraud

Benefit fraud is when someone lies to get benefit. This includes people who do not tell us that they:

  • are now living with a partner
  • are receiving other benefits
  • have started work, or are now earning more money
  • have inherited money
  • are going abroad, living abroad, or have changed address
  • have savings, or do not report the right amount
  • have children that they are claiming for that have left home

If you suspect any form of benefit fraud, you can report it in three ways:

By telephone:

Contact the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440. Your call is free and confidential and you do not have to give your name or address. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.

Online at:

By post:

NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston PR1 1GP