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Benefit Fraud

What to do if you suspect someone of committing Benefit fraud.

If you know or suspect that someone is committing fraud please report it.

We are committed to ensuring that people receive their correct entitlement to Housing Benefit & Council Tax Reduction and every effort is made to deal with all claims as quickly as possible.

Report a Council Tax Reduction Scheme fraud

Council Tax Reduction Scheme (previously known as Council Tax Benefit) fraud is investigated by the County Council.

We will pro-actively investigate allegations and potentially fraudulent applications and awards for:

  • Council Tax Reduction Scheme
  • Council Tax Discounts and Exemptions
  • Business Rates evasion and avoidance

Reporting a suspected fraud can be made in the following ways:


By post: Benefits Section, Canolfan Rheidol, Rhodfa Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3UE.

Report a Housing Benefit or a Department for Works and Pensions Benefit fraud

The Department for Work & Pensions is responsible for investigating Housing Benefit Fraud and reporting a suspected fraud can be made in the following three ways:

By telephone: Contact the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440. Your call is free and confidential and you do not have to give your name or address. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 06.00pm

Online at:

By post: NBFH, PO Box 224. Preston. PR1 1GP