We have a dedicated team of investigators who are committed to protecting public money from fraud and abuse. The team investigate allegations of benefit fraud and prosecute offenders. All investigations are carried out with integrity and in a professional manner by trained staff.
Examples of benefit fraud are:
- people who claim as a single person but actually have a partner living with them
- people who claim from an address but don't actually live there
- people who are working but do not tell us this when they make a claim for support
- people who do not tell us the full amount of income, savings or capital they have when they make a benefits claim
- people who claim to live in privately rented accommodation as a tenant with a tenancy agreement, but no such arrangement exists
If you know of anyone committing benefit fraud, we would like to hear from you.