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Social Security Benefits: Fraud

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL2466, tabled on 12 October 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reports of benefit fraud have been submitted to the Department for Work and Pensions between 2010 and the most recent date for which figures are available.

Answered on

26 October 2015

The number of reports of benefit fraud received by the Fraud and Error Service (FES) from 1st January 2010 to 30th September 2015 totals 4,889,021

You should not infer from this information that an actual offence has been committed. This information relates only to allegations and not completed investigations.