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My local council from whom I receive a relatively small

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My local council from whom I receive a relatively small housing benefit, have asked me to provide them with copies of the latest two months of my bank statements. They add that should I not comply they may well stop paying the benefit. This seems to me very heavy handed and probably illegal. I appreciate that they may well need certain information about my income but their demand to see everything necessarily revealed in a bank statement is excessive and probably exceeds thei powers.
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: I am in Benenden in the borough council of Tunbridge Wells Kent.
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: I have until 16 of this month to comply. So fa r I have done nothing.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No, not that I can think of.

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Unfortunately the request by the council is not heavy handed at all. For some reason your eligibility to receive benefits have been triggered. They are legally required to ask for your financial information.

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