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Fraud investigation

The Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support scheme is for people on low incomes who genuinely need help with their housing costs.

Ashfield District Council is committed to combating Benefit Fraud and stopping the cheats.

The Council has also implemented the 'Verification Framework'. This is a Government initiative meant to;

  • Detect and prevent fraudulent claims
  • Set a minimum standard of evidence needed
  • Encourage accuracy in calculating claims from the start of a claim