JCP Retrospective Verification Team - Repair Team - Tasked with looking at every single UC, New Style JSA, and New Style ESA claim

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Re: JCP Retrospective Verification Team - Repair Team - Tasked with looking at every single UC, New Style JSA, and New Style ESA claim.

Our understanding is that 'this is due to the fact that at the start of Covid in March 2020 some 1.3 million people claimed Universal Credit and we used Trust and Protect to verify their information. This could mean that identity, housing costs, children and other circumstances were verified without seeing proof as they could not visit the job centre'.

Apparently, a team has been set up called the Repair Team who are tasked with looking at every single claim and asking for the information to now be provided.

Please would you explain the processes involved and share any paperwork related to this and any guidance issued to the 'repair team'

Yours faithfully,

Andy Pennington

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Martin Williams left an annotation ()

Have asked a follow up on this here-