The information you give us in relation to your Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support claim will be treated confidentially and is protected under the Data Protection Act 1998.
We may pass information we hold about you to other agencies or organisations such as the Department for Work and Pensions and the Inland Revenue, as allowed by law.
We may give information to certain third parties such as, government departments and local authorities to:
We will not give information about your claim for benefit to anyone else unless:
We may give some information to your landlord. This information will not include personal details such as:
If you have asked us to send your Housing Benefit payments direct to your landlord we can tell them:
There may be information about your claim that we need to check with your landlord, such as the date your tenancy started. If this is the case we have to ask your landlord even if you have not given us permission to discuss your claim with them.
Sharing information with your landlord could help us deal with your claim more quickly and reduce the risk of you falling behind with your rent because of your claim being delayed.