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Data Sharing and Tracing Solutions for the Public Sector

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Benefits Search


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
  • Address
  • NINO
  • Date Of Birth
  • DWP Benefit Type
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Status  


From the results page you can also:


  • Print Record(s)

  • Export Record(s) to PDF

  • Email the Council where the record is located

  • Check with Council Tax Database

  • Check with DWP Database

  • Check with Telephone Directory Database

  • Check with PAF Database

  • Run Credit Checks

  • Set a 'NINO alert' to monitor the National Insurance Number