Benefit Fraud Hotline
Reporting a suspected benefit fraud
Benefit Fraud Hotline: 01785 619 447
Cannock Chase Council awards over £34m in Housing and Council Tax Benefit each year. The vast majority of claimants are genuine, however some claimants make fraudulent claims and receive benefit they are not entitled to.
Benefit Fraud costs local people thousands of pounds every year. The Benefit Service wants to encourage people on a low income to claim the benefits they are entitled to but stop those who are receiving benefit fraudulently.
If you suspect someone is committing benefit fraud, please let us know. The more information that is given the more likely the investigation will result in a positive outcome, this could include:
- Type of fraud you suspect is taking place
- Name and address and age (if known) of the person
- Description of persons
- Description and/or registration number of any vehicles
- Employers name and address
- Start/finishing times of employment
- Any indication of how long you suspect the fraud has been going on
If you wish to give your name and address it may assist the investigator, but this is entirely voluntary and will not be divulged to anyone else. You can report a suspected fraud in the following ways, you can write to:
The Benefit Service
Cannock Chase District Council
PO Box 28
As we are a shared service with Stafford Borough Council you can use the on-line referral form.
Telephone the Benefit Hotline 01785 619 447
Fax 01785 619 446
Call the National Fraud Benefit Hotline on 0800 854 440 between 7am and 11pm 7 days a week or report a benefit cheat online
All information will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and we guarantee that any information you provide will be evaluated within 5 working days.