Urgent action required if you’re from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland and receive or applying for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction but don’t have settled/pre-settled status
Benefit fraud costs the country billions of pounds each year.
Benefit fraud includes when people claim housing benefit and council tax reduction by giving false information or not telling the council promptly of a change in their circumstances.
Examples of benefit or council tax reduction fraud are:
Your council tax bill can be reduced if you qualify for a discount or exemption. However if the information provided is false or the council are not told promptly of a change in circumstances you may be committing council tax fraud.
Examples of discount and exemption fraud are:
If you suspect someone is committing benefit or discount fraud please complete our online form.
This page was last updated on 19 June 2020