The national Benefits Search provides Authorities with the facility to trace individuals by checking for open, closed, suspended and expired housing benefit and council tax benefit claims across a subset of all subscribing Authorities’ benefits systems.
The Benefits search is made by using the Surname, National Insurance number and/or Date of Birth of the individual.
The information provided by the search includes:
- Details of the Authority(s) where the individual has been found
- Reference Number
- Full Name
- Date Of Birth
- DWP Benefit Type
- Start Date
- End Date