Reply To: DPA – HB Data used for other purposes


From the guidence manual

Access to information within LAs
8.90 Information given by, or held about, a member of the public should be used only for the purpose for which it was obtained or given. LAs are expected to make information given to them for HB or CTB purposes available to those officers within the LA who need it to administer or audit claims for benefit. LAs may use HB or CTB information for other purposes (eg to assess entitlement to free school meals) but only if the claimant consents. This is specified on the claim form.