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

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Report benefit fraud

​​​​What to do

All the information you provide will be 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 could 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, and that any printed out copies of the form are kept safe.

If you suspect benefit fraud you can also call +44 (0) 800 7351111 to report it. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. 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.

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