Data Sharing and Tracing Solutions for the Public Sector
“We would be happy to recommend LoCTa to other Authorities.”
Suzanne Cressall Revenues Manager. Dartford Borough Council

Benefits Search

The national Benefits Search provides Authorities with the facility to trace individuals by checking for open, closed, suspended and expired housing benefit and council tax benefit claims across a subset of all subscribing Authorities’ benefits systems.

The Benefits search is made by using the Surname, National Insurance number and/or Date of Birth of the individual.

The information provided by the search includes:

  • Details of the Authority(s) where the individual has been found
  • Reference Number
  • Full Name
  • Address
  • NINO
  • Date Of Birth
  • DWP Benefit Type
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Status

From the results page you can also:

  • Print Record(s)
  • Export Record(s) to PDF
  • Email the Council where the record is located
  • Check with Council Tax Database
  • Check with DWP Database
  • Check with Telephone Directory Database
  • Check with PAF Database
  • Run Credit Checks
  • Set a 'NINO alert' to monitor the National Insurance Number