Benefit fraud

Report benefit fraud to the Department for Work and Pensions

As of 1 April 2015, North Devon Council is no longer responsible for investigating new benefit fraud referrals. 

Instead, if you wish to report a case, please contact the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Report benefit fraud to DWP 

You can also inform DWP in the following ways:

National Benefit Fraud Hotline

Telephone: 0800 854 440

Welsh language: 0800 678 3722

Textphone: 0800 328 0512 

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

  1. Call charges may apply for the above numbers.
  2. The video relay service is also available for British Sign Language users. Guidance on how to use the video relay service can be found here
  3. You can also report suspected benefit fraud online or by post using the address below:

National Benefit Fraud Hotline

Mail Handling Site A


WV98 2BP