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The council takes benefit fraud very seriously. We have a dedicated benefits investigation team who investigate suspected fraudulent claims. In appropriate cases, joint investigations are undertaken with officers of the Department for Work and Pensions.
Benefit fraud is a serious matter and is a drain on public funds. We are keen to ensure that benefits are correctly paid to those who have a true entitlement to them, but a firm stance is taken against those who abuse the system.
Typical examples of benefit fraud are people who:
If you suspect that someone you know is claiming housing or council tax benefit to which they are not entitled you can contact us on:
01636 655346 or e-mail: email@example.com
Please give as much detailed information as you can. You do not have to give your name or address.
For further information and a full list of electronic forms:
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