The information we hold, and the information provided to us by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is required for the calculation of your Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support claim.
We receive personal information from yourself via your on-line application form, from the DWP, HMRC and from landlords.
The information collected includes:
- your name, address and date of birth
- your financial information, including earnings and savings
- your household details
- your financial circumstances
- your National Insurance number
- your landlord details
- your immigration status
DWP sometimes needs information about people other than the person who has applied for a benefit or service to work out what that person is entitled to. For example, where a person makes a claim for Universal Credit, we need information about other people who live in the same household to work out how much the person will be paid.
We have a duty to protect the public funds we administer and may use information held about you for all lawful purposes, including the prevention and detection of fraud. The council may also share this information with law enforcement agencies and other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.
Your data will be kept for a period of 7 years from the end of your claim.