DWP / Benefit / Universal Credit Fraud
The police do not deal with benefit fraud, the Benefits Agency prosecute their own cases – all benefit fraud should be reported directly to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).
Contact Details for DWP
Reports can be made online at https://www.gov.uk/report-benefit-fraud
Alternatively, you can call the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440 - lines are open between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
There is a textphone service available on 0800 328 0512.
A video relay service is also available for British Sign Language users – check online at https://www.gov.uk/report-benefit-fraud for details.
Welsh speakers should contact 0800 678 3722.
Reports can be made by post to:
National Benefit Fraud Hotline
Mail Handling Site A
Page last reviewed August 2022