Before you start

Make sure you have the following information to hand to help you complete the form:

  • your council tax support / housing benefit claim reference number (this starts with an 8)
  • evidence to support your claim

Data protection and fraud prevention

We may:

  • hold the information you provide on a computer to help the council meet its statutory duties
  • use the information to prevent and detect fraud
  • share this information with other councils or agencies that handle public funds.

How we use the information we collect

We will use the information you give us in this form, any supporting evidence you provide, or any information requested by the council to process your request.

We will also share this information, in a secure and confidential manner with other council departments and other agencies such as the Department for Work and Pensions, where we identify a potential entitlement to another benefit or service.

In addition we may also pass on and share information with other agencies, organisations, council departments and/or government departments as allowed by law to ensure:

  • the information is accurate
  • to prevent or detect crime
  • to protect public funds.

If you want to know more about the information we have about you, or the way we use and share the information read our fair processing notice.