Benefit fraud

Claiming benefits that you are not entitled to is illegal. It's important that you make sure we're aware of any changes in your circumstances that could affect what benefits you can claim.

Make sure your information is up to date

If you claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax support from us then you need to make sure we have the right information about you. If you don’t do this quickly, you may lose out or have to pay money back.

We take benefit fraud very seriously

When your circumstances change you should tell us straightaway, for example, if you move house or start work. You can also report anyone you suspect is claiming benefits they may not be entitled to.

Report benefit fraud

If you think someone is claiming Income Support, Job Seeker’s Allowance or any other benefits they are not entitled to, they may be committing benefit fraud.

Contact the Benefits team

0114 273 6777
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5:30pm
PO Box 1310

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