Housing Benefit entitlement reductions: Caseload Management Information (CMI): data for January 2017 - March 2017 (quarter 4 2016/17)

Document type
Statistics
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions
Publisher
DWP
Date of publication
26 July 2017
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Housing and Homelessness
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Housing Benefit is an income related benefit that is intended to help meet housing costs for rented accommodation.

By identifying the changes of circumstances that lead to a reduction to entitlement, Local Authorities can prevent or minimise overpayments from occurring, thereby minimising Fraud and Error.

The Caseload Management Information (CMI) score is the proportion of the expected reductions to entitlement that were actually found.