Issue details

Issue details

Housing Benefit Risk Based Verification Policy

The Council intends to adopt a risk based approach for determining evidence requirements in support of new claims for housing benefit.  The Department for Work and Pensions have advised that any local authority taking this approach must have a policy in place stating the evidence required for each risk category.  This report will contain that policy.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure, income or savings of £500,000 or greater;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Scrutiny Responsibility: Value and Performance;

: Director;

Decision due: 4 Apr 2012 by City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Lead member: Councillor Val Smith

Lead director: Head of Customer Services

Department: Customer Services

Contact: Paul Wilding, Rough Sleeping & Single Homeless Manager Email: Tel: 01865 252461.

Consultation process

Not applicable


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