Housing benefit and local council tax support

Checking claims for fraud

To help detect and prevent fraud, we periodically check people's claims.

If we plan to check your claim, we will either write to you or call you to let you know. 

We will ask you to fill in a claim check form, which you must complete and return immediately.

If you do not return it immediately, your benefits may stopped.

Housing benefit fraud is investigated by the Department for Work and Pensions.