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Guardian’s Allowance fraud

Guardian’s Allowance fraud is when a person deliberately gives incorrect or misleading information in order to claim a Guardian’s Allowance they are not eligible for.

Guardian’s Allowance is a tax-free payment for people who are bringing up children whose parents have died.

Guardian’s Allowance fraud may happen because a person does not declare that they are no longer bringing up the child. Some fraudsters may also claim Guardian’s Allowance for made-up children that do not exist.

Guardian’s Allowance fraudsters can be both individuals and organised fraudsters.

Being told that you are claiming any benefits when you are not could mean that you have been a victim of identity theft and fraudsters are claiming benefits in your name.

Contact Action Fraud for support and guidance about benefit fraud.

See also:
Child Benefit fraud
Benefit fraud
Tax fraud