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Benefit Fraud

The Benefit Fraud Team is committed to the prevention, detection and investigation of Housing and Council Tax Support fraud within the Redditch area. We will take all action necessary to identify suspected fraud and error and when proven ensure appropriate punishment of those responsible.      

The team is made up of professionally trained staff who use a range of far-reaching powers including surveillance of suspected fraudsters and authority to check customer employee details, investments, savings, bank accounts and utility bills to help uncover and investigate allegations of benefit fraud received from members of the public, staff, elected members, other government departments and from the results of national and local data matching.

People who commit Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support fraud are often fraudulently claiming other benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions so we work closely with their Investigation Teams to ensure that the full extent of the fraud is uncovered.

To report suspected Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support Fraud within the Redditch area:

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This page was last reviewed 27 November 2014 at 16:12 by Paul Stephenson.
The page is next due for review 26 May 2015.
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