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Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

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5. Lawful basis for processing data

We are required by law to administer applications and changes in circumstance for housing benefit, local council tax support and discretionary housing payments as specified by the following legislation:

  • Local Government Finance Act 1992
  • Housing Benefit Regulations 2006
  • Social Security Administration Act 1992
  • Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Prescribed Requirements) (England) Regulations 2012
  • Discretionary Financial Assistance Regulations 2001
  • Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992
  • Social Security Information Sharing Regulations
  • Welfare Reform Act 2012

We are allowed to process personal and sensitive data for the reasons of substantial public interest where it is necessary for us to fulfil our legal obligations and regulatory requirements. For processing special category data in relation to health information, this is necessary to perform our obligations under social protection law for the purpose of determining the nature and degree of the disability which may increase the Housing Benefit award.