Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Please note, this is not a repeat Freedom of Information (FoI) request.
In its reply to a FoI request, Ref: FoI 4528, which was in relation to whether or not it was a legal or mandatory requirement of Universal Credit that claimants use the Universal Credit journal to provide evidence of work search or evidence an up to date CV, the DWP stated that there is no specific information or legal requirements that compels all Universal Credit claimants to to use the journal.
Does the statement “there is no specific information or legal requirements that compels all Universal Credit claimants to to use the journal” also apply to claimants: (a) using the ‘To-do list’ section of the journal; and (b) using the ‘A message to my work coach’ section of the journal.
Please provide me with any specific information held by the DWP, including all guidance issued to work coaches, which states whether or not it is a legal requirement for claimants to use the journal in relation to (a) and (b), given that most claimants, including myself, already have their own person email address and mobile phone, which the DWP retain for contact purposes.
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Dear Curtis Allan,
I am writing in response to your request for information, received 10th
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