Issue details

Benefits Verification Policy

To set out South Hollands approach to verification of evidence in relation to claims for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support to help prevent fraud and error.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The Policy, and Appendix to the report, will outline the Councils approach to verification of evidence to protect public finance from risk of fraud and error.

Decision due: 12 Mar 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Finance, Commercialisation & Partnerships

Lead director: Deputy Chief Executive - Corporate Development (S151)

Contact: Sharon Hammond, Head of Revenues & Benefits Email:

Comms/Media Interest: Whilst the policy itself, and therefore the detail, will be exempt, this item will demonstrate SHDC focus on actions to protect public funds from fraud and error.

Agenda items


  • Benefits Verification Policy