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Services in Christchurch

Benefit fraud

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are able to offer some extra assistance to those who most need it.

See further information about changes to services.

Benefits fraud includes:

  • making false statements or providing false documents
  • providing inaccurate, misleading or incomplete information
  • failing to report a change in circumstances that might affect benefit entitlement
  • allowing or causing any of the above to happen, in order that benefit is paid to any person, including landlords

If you are suspected of benefit fraud

Read more about what is likely to happen if you are suspected of benefit fraud.

Report someone else of benefit fraud

If you think someone is claiming benefits to which they are not entitled you can:

Please provide as much information as you can about the person and why you think they are committing benefit fraud. The law says that we must have good reason to investigate a person.

All information given will be treated in the strictest confidence and you don't have to give your name.

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