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Fraud

 
If you receive or are applying for social care grants, council tax discounts, or have a tenancy with the council, your details will be shared across WCC and each District and Borough Council and the data matched. This will allow us to identify any discrepancies, potential fraud and errors more quickly.

If you have not told us your circumstances have changed, you may be committing fraud. Click on the individual links below to update your details.

If you also are aware of any suspected fraudulent activity please let us know using the links below.

Single Person’s Council Tax Discount

If you are the only person over 18 living in your home as your sole or main residence, you are entitled to a 25% discount on your Council Tax.

Reporting a change in circumstances

You are required by law to inform us of any change to the information used to assess your claim.

Examples of changes in circumstances include:

  • all changes to the household (ie people moving in, people moving out, baby being born, a child turning 18 etc)
  • you or your partner go into hospital for more than six weeks
  • you or your partner become a student, or stop being a student
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    Please use the links below to contact your relevant District or Borough Council and report a change in circumstances:

  • North Warwickshire Borough Council
  • Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
  • Rugby Borough Council
  • Stratford District Council
  • Warwick District Council
  • Adult Social Care

    Is a ‘personal budget’ – an upfront sum of money to meet your care and support needs. You will also be offered the option of taking this as a direct payment which gives independence, choice and control by enabling you to commission your own care and support to meet your needs. You will be offered a personal budget if:

  • you have been assessed as being eligible for care and support; or
  • you have been a customer in our reablement home care service and have been assessed as needing continuing support
  • Reporting a change in circumstances

    You are required by law to inform us of any change to the information used to assess your needs assessment.

    Contact Warwickshire County Council to report a change in circumstances

    Tenancy fraud means someone who may be in greater need of housing doesn’t get the chance to be offered a property. If you are caught committing fraud, you’re likely to lose your tenancy and you could lose your right to social housing in the future.

    Depending on the seriousness of the fraud, it’s also possible you could be fined and/or sent to prison.

    Reporting a change in circumstances

    You are required by law to inform us of any change to the information which may impact your tenancy agreement.

    Examples of changes in circumstances include:

  • changes to occupying the property
  • sub-letting without permission or living there after someone has died without the right to do so
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    Please use the links below to contact your relevant district or borough council and report a change in circumstances:

  • North Warwickshire Borough Council
  • Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
  • Rugby Borough Council
  • Stratford District Council
  • Warwick District Council
  • If you have information on suspected fraudulent activity please let us know by contacting your relevant district or borough council.

    Adult Social Care Discount

  • Warwickshire County Council – Fraud Hotline – 01926412052 or secure email tellusaboutfraud@warwickshire.gov.uk
  • Single Person’s Council Tax Discount and Tenancy

  • North Warwickshire Borough Council – Please call 01827 715 341 or email benefits@northwarks.gov.uk
  • Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council – Report fraud online
  • Rugby Borough Council – Please call 01788 533 488 or Email council.tax@rugby.gov.uk
  • Stratford District Council – Please call 01789 260 486 or email fraud@stratford-dc.gov.uk.
  • Warwick District Council – Please call 01926 353 368 or email ctaxenquiries@warwickdc.gov.uk
  • Housing Benefit

    Department of Work and Pensions

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