Report benefit fraud

If you think someone is committing benefit fraud, you can tell us about online or by using our dedicated phone line.

This may, for example, include instances where a person is claiming Benefit but has not declared income or that they are working.

If you are reporting benefit fraud, you need to tell us as much information as you can about the suspected fraudsters, including:

  • their name and address
  • what they are doing
  • anything else you think we should know

If you think someone is living at a property undeclared, whether it be with a partner or by subletting, you can help our enquiries by telling us:

  • their name and address
  • vehicle registration plates
  •  personal details
  • physical descriptions of the unknown occupant.

Report online

You can use our online form to report benefit fraud.

Report benefit fraud

Report using our dedicated phone line

We have a dedicated answerphone line for people to report any suspicions they may have about fraud. This includes Housing or Council Tax Benefit or any other Council business.

Our dedicated phone number is 08000 740405.

Confidentiality

We will keep any information you provide in strictest confidence.

We will not reply to you unless you want us to.

We will delete your email details.  

Benefits Advice

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 557852