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UK Government: Universal Credit claimants to verify identity through Government Gateway, 16 April 2020

The Department for Works and Pensions is trying hard to streamline their processes, after receiving 1.4 million claims since 16 March 2020, as well as urgently redeploying 10,000 staff with a further 5,000 being recruited to aid efforts.

The move is intended to help claimants apply for the benefit, and is available to those who have used the Government Gateway in the last year to access their Personal Tax Accounts, and check their credits, etc. Other applicants however, can still verify their identity using GOV.UK Verify.

A package of measures in response to COVID-19 on financial support and standard allowances, and further information, can be found HERE

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