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Reporting benefit fraud

People who claim benefit when they are not entitled to it are claiming illegally.

We try to stop fraud being committed by having a secure service.

We will use the powers available to us to punish those who claim fraudulently.

You can help by telling us if you think someone is claiming benefit fraudulently.

You can phone us on 0800 731 7039 (this is a freephone service). Please leave as much information as possible on the answerphone or fill in our quick online benefit fraud form. 

Everything you tell us will be confidential and you do not have to give us your name.

Please help to stop people claiming illegally.

You can also phone Sussex Police (external link) on 0845 6070999

or you can phone the National Benefit Fraud Hotline 0800 854440 Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.