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Benefit Fraud

Dudley Council takes benefit fraud very seriously. Although the vast majority of people who claim benefits are honest, those who steal benefits are picking the pockets of law-abiding residents.

Latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions show that benefit fraudsters stole an estimated £900 million from public funds nationally, that's why we are determined to catch them.

Report Benefit Fraud

Online at: www.gov.uk/report-benefit-fraud

By Telephone: Contact the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440. It is free and confidential and people do not have to give their name or address. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm.  If the person has speech or hearing problems they can use a text phone service on 0800 328 0512

By Post: NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston PR1 1GP

Remember - It is important that you provide as much detail as possible about who you suspect of claiming benefits fraudulently, such as who they are, where they live and what it is you suspect them to be doing. 

Any information supplied is done so in complete confidence. 

The council is also responsible for dealing with many other types of fraud, including abuse of disabled parking blue badges and housing tenancies, interference with procurement processes and misuse or theft of council resources/property.

You can assist the council by reporting fraud and all concerns shared with us will be treated in the strictest confidence.