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Council Tax and Housing Benefit Fraud

From 1st of April 2015, responsibility for the prevention and detection of Housing and Council Tax benefit fraud passed from Aberdeen City Council to the Department of Work and Pensions.

Report fraud

If you have a suspicion that someone is committing benefit fraud, there are a number of ways to report it to the Department of Work and Pensions:

  • Call the DWP National Benefit Fraud helpline on 0800 854 440
    (textphone 0800 320 0512)
  • Complete an online form at
  • Write to:

PO Box 224

Aberdeen City Council is committed to preventing and detecting fraud and will continue to pass on all relevant information it receives to the Department of Work and Pensions.

If you're not sure if it's appropriate to contact the Department of Work and Pensions, Aberdeen City Council can still offer advice and, if appropriate, make a referral to the Department of Work and Pensions on your behalf. To contact us:

  • Call Aberdeen City Council's Investigation Team on 08456 080 922*
    an answering machine is available out of hours)

*The only charge for this call will be your phone company's access charge

Please be assured that any information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential and at no time will it be divulged to the benefit recipient. There are provisions contained in the Data Protection Act 1998 that allow us to restrict the information we supply if the benefit claimant submits a subject access request.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

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