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What is benefit fraud?

Benefit fraud happens when someone claims benefits that they are not entitled to on purpose. This includes not reporting a change in circumstances.

Examples of fraud

  • not telling us that your partner has moved in with you
  • not telling us about starting work
  • not telling us about savings that you have
  • being dishonest when you claim by giving us false information about your income, savings, about people who live with you, or providing false documents
  • Claiming a single person discount on your council tax when another adult is living with you

Reporting benefit fraud

If you suspect that someone you know is committing benefit fraud, please telephone the National Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 400 or you can report fraud online here.

Reporting council tax fraud

If you suspect that someone you know is committing council tax fraud please email the details to benefits@rutland.gov.uk or call customer services on 01572 722577.

What happens if you’re suspected of benefit fraud?

Your benefit may be stopped while you’re investigated. For more information please visit the national website.

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