Benefit fraud

The Department has a responsibility to detect and investigate benefit fraud and customer error.

Tackling benefit fraud

Tackling benefit fraud is a key issue for the government in Northern Ireland and the Department is committed to ensuring that people in Northern Ireland get the support they need from the benefit system and that it has a robust strategy for tackling benefit fraud. The department is determined to continue in its efforts against fraudsters and, where appropriate, will continue to prosecute benefit thieves through the courts.

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Access to information

How to request information from the Department for Communities including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

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