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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Report benefit fraud

​​Report benefit fraud

All the information you provide is confidential.

You don't have to give us your name or address, and you don't have to know all the answers to the questions.

Give as much information as you can about the person you're reporting. This can include:

  • their name
  • their address
  • the type of fraud you think they're committing, including the benefit you believe they're receiving

Make sure you're not being watched when you're filling this form. Keep printed out copies safe.

You can also call +44 (0) 800 7351111 to report a benefit fraud. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm, excluding bank ho​lidays. Calls to this number may be chargeable from mobile phones.

You should complete a separate form for each person you suspect.

Report benefit fraud

​What happens next

Customer and Local Services (CLS) will look at the information you give. They will not be able to tell you the outcome of their investigation.

We'll take action if they find the person has been committing benefit fraud or if the claim has been paid incorrectly.

Where benefit fraud has been identified, action can include:

  • removing a person's benefit
  • asking them to pay the money back
  • taking them to court

Where the claim has been paid incorrectly through an error, action may be taken by asking them to pay the money back.

Sometimes no action is taken, as the person may have declared a change in their circumstances, or their benefit may not be affected by what you report.​

​​What is benefit fraud​

Benefit fraud is:

  • if you claim benefits, not telling us about a change in your circumstances
  • being dishonest so you can get benefits
  • knowingly withholding information

This includes, but is not limited to, not telling us whilst you claim benefits:

  • that you're in an interdependent relationship
  • that you've started work, or about any earnings
  • that you've inherited money
  • that you have left the Island for a holiday or temporarily
  • that you're living away from Jersey or have changed address
  • about any savings or not telling us the right amount of savings
  • about children who have left home

If your circumstances change, tell us straightaway.

Find the list of benefits and financial support.​

Consequences of claiming benefits you're not entitled to

If you claim benefits you're not entitled to, you could:

  • have to pay all the money back
  • face criminal prosecution
  • have a bad credit record
  • have your benefit stopped or reduced​
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