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Benefit investigations

Reporting benefit fraud

If you suspect someone is claiming council tax reduction to which they may not be entitled, please tell us about it, you do not have to tell us your name. You can do this in a number of ways:

Housing & Council Tax Benefit Investigations:
Revenues and Benefits Section
London Borough of Sutton
St Nicholas Way

The more information you give us, the better chance we have of conducting a successful investigation.

Notify a change of circumstances
If you are receiving benefit yourself it is your responsibility to notify the local authority immediately of any change in your circumstances that may affect your entitlement to benefit.

You must not and cannot assume that other organisations, like the Department for Work and Pensions or the Job Centre Plus, will notify us on your behalf. It is your responsibility.

If you suspect someone is claiming housing benefit or other social security benefits to which they may not be entitled, you should report the fraud directly to the Department for Work and Pensions. You can report this online or to the National Benefit Fraud helpline on 0800 854 440 (textphone 0800 320 0512).