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Risk Based Verification Policy

Risk Based Verification (RBV) is a method of applying different levels of checks to a Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction claim based on the level of risk associated with a particular claim. The adoption of a RBV Policy allows an authority to allocate its resources to those claims that are considered to be higher risk. This enables the Authority to improve its claim processing times, to improve efficiency in administration and to reduce fraud and error. The purpose of this report is to seek authorisation for any proposed revisions to the policy in preparation for the 2019/10 financial year.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects > 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/03/2018

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 2 Oct 2018 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Community Services and Culture

Contact: Mrs Marlene Rogers, Benefits Manager Email:


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