Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

If a Universal Credit claimant voluntary chooses to close their claim for whatever reason and subsequently not receive any further payments for unemployment, what is their status with regards to Universal Credit and the "Intensive work search regime" and "Light Touch Regime" groups, are they under any obligations even though they are no longer receiving payments for UC.

Are there any circumstances where a claimant has stopped claiming Universal Credit but can still be required to participate in actions required and set out in those two regimes named above.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Scott

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John Smith left an annotation ()

If the UC claim is closed then a claimant is under no obligation whatsoever to attend or participate in any UC related activities at a Jobcentre.

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Dear Mr Scott,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 16th
May.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team