FOI Request - Housing Benefit Suspensions - Private Rented Sector

Request 101001309458

With regard to Housing Benefit claims processed by your council (claims for Local Housing Allowance for private rented sector), I am looking to establish how many of these claims are suspended and the reasons for those suspensions.  Specifically I am looking for:

1. The number of Housing Benefit claims which apply to private rented sector tenancy:
a) That have been suspended:
o  since the start of financial year 15/16
- Broken down by month
• Due to a notification from the DWP of change of circumstances
     o The number of those claims which include one or more child
     o The number of those claims which include a disabled individual
• Due to a notification of a change of circumstances from a third party (other than the DWP) or the client
     o The number of those claims which include one or more child
     o The number of those claims which include a disabled individual

b) That have been reinstated once further information has been received from the client:
o since the start of financial year 15/16
- Broken down by month
• Reinstated following a notification from the DWP of change of circumstances
     o The number of those claims which include one or more child
     o The number of those claims which include a disabled individual
• Reinstated following a notification of a change of circumstances from a third party (other than the DWP) or the client
     o The number of those claims which include one or more child
     o The number of those claims which include a disabled individual

In accordance with section 11 of FOISA (Means of providing information - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2002/13/section/11) Please list the information in a table

Response 07-10-2016

1) This information is exempt under Section 12(i) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 due to excessive cost of compliance 

2) This information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 as the information is not held

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