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Housing Benefit fraud

Housing Benefit fraud is a criminal offence. It is not a victimless crime. Allerdale Borough Council is committed to preventing and detecting benefit fraud, and works closely with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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.

Reporting benefit fraud

Report suspected benefit fraud by ringing the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440, or by filling in the online form which can be found at

Following the formation of the single fraud investigation service, all allegations of housing benefit fraud are investigated by the DWP.

Targeting fraud

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Contact us

 01900 702702
 01900 702507

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