Benefits

Benefit Fraud

Most Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction is awarded to people who really need it, but some is obtained by fraud and you are paying for this through the tax that you pay.

What types of fraud are there?

Typical examples of benefit fraud are:

  • People who work but do not declare this when they claim benefit.
  • People who claim as a single person but actually live with a partner.
  • People who claim from an address but do not live there.
  • People who do not tell us the full amount of income, savings or capital when they claim benefit.
  • People who for any reason do not have any right to claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction.

How can I report suspected benefit fraud?

If you know or suspect that a fraud has taken place, help us to stop it. If you have any information, you can call the benefit Fraud Hotline in complete confidence - you do not have to leave your name and the call is FREE.
 
Benefit Fraud Hotline: 01904 552935

You can also report the fraud using our online fraud report

Alternatively you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Please give as many details as you can.

 
For more information regarding the above telephone 01748 829100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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