FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

14 September 2018

For 2017

The number of blue disabled badges that were discovered to be in use despite the holder being deceased

The total amount (in pounds) of pension payments made to people that were subsequently discovered to be deceased or the number of instances of this occuring i.e. how many people have received payments only to be discovered later that they were deceased

The total amount (in pounds) of benefits payments made to people that were subsequently discovered to be deceased or the number of instances of this occuring i.e. how many people have received payments only to be discovered later that they were deceased

Do you have a process in place to identify deceased identity fraud? 



East Herts Council Response

17 September 2018

I am writing to acknowledge your written request for information.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an assessment of your request and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information, this will be considered and you will be informed if any fees are payable.  In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day time limit for the response is suspended until receipt of payment.

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Your personal details will be held within out Information Request case management system, and only used for the purposes of evaluating and processing your request.

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Thank you for your request.

 



East Herts Council Response

26 September 2018

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

 

Blue badges are dealt with by Hertfordshire county council and not within our remit

Pensions - These would be dealt with by the department of work and pensions

Benefits - State Benefits are dealt with by the department of work and pensions

Fraud -  in relation to the above, would be with  Herts County Council  and the  DWP

Eastherts is part of a shared anti fraud service and works to combat fraud with other partner authorities  

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 01625 545 700

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.

 

 

Hi Neil

Blue badges are dealt with by HCC,

Pensions - deal with by DWP

Benefits - assume they mean all state benefits, so direct to DWP

Fraud - assume in relation to the above, so will need to ask HCC and DWP