Benefit fraud - How to report benefit fraud

How To Report Benefit Fraud

Phone: 01909 533731


On-line – click on the link to the right of this page where it says “Report a benefit fraud”

Bassetlaw District Council has an Investigation  team to deter or stop fraud or error from entering the system, or to identify any benefit payments that are being made to people who should not be receiving them.

The team is made up of specially trained staff who investigate any suspected or alleged cases of fraud.. They work closely with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) involving cases or fraud with other state benefits such as Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Universal Credit  and Guarantee Pension Credit. The team also investigates other frauds such as Council tax discount or Housing. If you are not sure, give us a ring. You do not have to identify yourself and any information you give is strictly confidential.

It is important that people who are claiming benefit to which they are not entitled  are reported to the Benefit Investigation team. The more information you give us the more likely the investigation will result in a successful conclusion.

So how can you help us stop Benefit Fraud?

Do you know anyone who is claiming benefit and shouldn't be? If so, please contact us (see  above). To help us stop them there are always certain questions or pieces of information to remember when contacting us:

  • Who?
  • What?
  • Why?
  • When?
  • Where?
  • How?

Instead of just saying that someone is working, tell us who is working? Where? What do they do? What time do they leave/return? How do they travel? What sort of car? What colour? What is the registration number? How long for?

Always remember that the more information we have at the start of an investigation the better we are able to investigate. Getting the extra details can make the difference between a person not being investigated because we don't have enough details and the same person being prosecuted.



Last Updated on Thursday, February 17, 2022