DWP Access to Universal Jobsmatch for Universal Credit Claimant

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

In the case of a Jobseeker’s Allowance claimant migrating to Universal Credit, on what basis can the DWP require the claimant to permit full access to their Universal Jobsmatch account as a condition of registration for Universal Credit ?

It has I understand been suggested in a number of such cases, that Universal Credit requires full DWP access in order to correctly verify claimant activities on Universal Jobsmatch.

I would appreciate therefore, a clarification of the regulations regarding DWP access to the Universal Jobsmatch account of a Universal Credit claimant.

Yours faithfully,

Jeff Smith

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