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Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit fraud

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Fraud is a criminal offence. It is not a victimless crime. Allerdale Borough Council is committed to preventing and detecting benefit fraud. The Investigation Unit actively investigates allegations of benefit fraud and takes legal action against offenders.

Examples of benefit fraud

  • People who work but do not declare this when they claim benefit
  • People who claim as a single person but actually live with a partner
  • People who claim from an address but do not live there
  • People who do not declare their full income or savings when they claim benefit.

Suspected Benefit fraud can be reported by either ringing the National Benefit Fraud Hotline, printing and filling in the suspected fraud questionnaire below or completing the suspected fraud report electronic form.

Benefit Fraud Hotline

You can call our Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 169 5119.

Targeting fraud

For further information on the Government's "Targeting Fraud" campaign you can visit the Targeting Fraud website.


Downloadable Documents

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerSuspected Fraud Questionnaire in PDF format66 Kb9 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatSuspected Fraud Questionnaire in Word format434 Kb1 min 2 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb

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Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ