You Can Help Us Cut Down On
Fraudulent Benefit Claims
South Staffordshire Council pays out vast
amounts of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support every
The majority of claimants within the
area are genuine, however there are always the minority who are
stealing from all of us and defrauding the benefits system.
If you suspect that someone is
claiming Housing Benefit fraudulently or know of anyone
- Has not told us that they are working
- Has not told us that they have a partner
- Does not live in the property that they are claiming for Or has
not told us they have other forms of income, savings or properties
Then please let us know, do not let these people get away
with committing benefit fraud.
You can report suspected Housing
Benefit fraud in three ways:
Contact the National Benefit
Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440. Your call
is free and confidential you do not have to give your name or
address. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm.
If you have speech or hearing
problems you can use a text phone service on
0800 328 0512 or Welsh speakers can call
on 0800 678 3722.
NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston
Council Tax Support fraudulently,
1-Contact the National
Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440. Monday to
Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm.
2-If you have speech
or hearing problems you can use a text phone service on
0800 328 0512
3-Welsh speakers can
call on 0800 678 3722.
If you suspect that someone may
be committing Council Tax Support Fraud please call;
South Staffordshire Council
on 0500 658 008 24hr to
report Council Tax Support fraud, Council Tax Fraud and
Business Rates Fraud. Other means of contact such as online form
can be completed below.
Leaflet - Frau (PDF 221KB)
leaflet (PDF 4MB)
Caution Leaflet (PDF 40KB)
for Administrative Penalties Leaflet (PDF 20KB)
Caution leaflet (PDF 40KB)
Conduct: Benefit Counter - Fraud Investigators (PDF
To inform us of any suspicions that
you may have you can contact us in a number of different
- You could complete our
online benefit fraud report form, filling
in details as appropriate.
- You can call our own
Fraud hotline number and either leave a message or talk to a member
of our staff. The Number to call is 0500 658 008.
- You can also call the
National Anti Fraud Hot-line on 0800 854 440 between the hours of
7am and 11pm 7 days a week.
- You can also notify us
in writing by sending a letter to,
Fraud Investigation Team
Council Office, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, Wolverhampton.
All Information Will Be Treated In The Strictest
You can choose to remain anonymous
when making an allegation, although we would prefer where possible
that you provide your contact details as you may have some further
vital evidence required to assist us with our enquires.
Note: If we do not obtain
enough details on the suspected fraud, we may be unable to take the
There are no costs associated with reporting benefit fraud.
Benefit Fraud Hotline
Telephone: (0500) 658008