Reporting fraud and how we deal with it

Housing Benefit fraud

Housing Benefit fraud includes:  

  • Failing to declare income from employment, a student loan or bursary, occupational pensions or tax credits  
  • Not declaring savings, investments or property you own 
  • Not living at the property when you say you do 
  • Claiming in more than one identity 
  • Not declaring that you are living with a partner who is working 
  • Declaring that you are living on your own when you are living with a partner 
  • Falsifying the details of your pay 
  • Failing to declare a private or occupational pension 
  • Claiming Housing Benefit on a property that you own. 

If you receive housing benefit, you must tell us about any changes in your circumstances.

You can report housing benefit fraud on the Government’s website