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job centres asking for photographs for UC claims ? 09 Nov 2018 11:08 #10904

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was talking to my mate yestarday and he was telling me about his daughter who due to a change in circumstances has ended up being moved on to universal credit and he was telling me that they made her provide photographs for there records he was a bit hazy on the details and wasn't really able to answer any of my questions on it as its second hand information.
He gave me the impression that the job centre had a photo booth and got her to take some photos there and then under the pretence they needed this information to process her universal credit claim they also asked her some oddly intrusive security questions like who was you best childhood friend :ohmy:

who thing sounds a bit fucked up and incredibly intrusive and i cant say i ever heard anything about the job centre needing photos of you for there records and i am pretty opposed to the idea of this. I know another government organisation that likes to take your photo for there records they are called the police :angry:

anyone ever hear of any similar story's like this or situations where the job centre ask for photographs ?
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joc centers asking for photographs for UC claims ? 09 Nov 2018 11:20 #10905

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As far as I know (or have read) Finnster, photo ID can be asked for but not an essential part of a UC claim. I can`t sit here and say it`s a mandatory requirement or not but they do ask for things like passports, drivers licence, Nationality cards etc....most of which will have photo ID on them. But many claimants won`t have such documents and rely solely on birth certificates, landlord housing benefit letters, utility bills, NHS card, bank account details, etc,....

If they are rolling this photo ID stuff out it would be nice if they told us before making a claim for UC rather than making an online claim and then going to a Verification interview and not having one. Although I`m still sure it`s not a requirement. Someone prove me right or wrong if you know better!
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joc centers asking for photographs for UC claims ? 09 Nov 2018 11:25 #10906

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They will have a fight from me if they start demanding a photo for there records they already have enough of my personal information I don't see how them having a photograph of me helps me get a job :angry:
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joc centers asking for photographs for UC claims ? 09 Nov 2018 14:23 #10909

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I haven't heard of my jc doing this. I have noticed that when providers/wc require id, they always mention everything except birth certificates.
The wc always seems lost for words when someone who is on benifits doesn't have a passport.
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joc centers asking for photographs for UC claims ? 10 Nov 2018 09:52 #10934

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This should be of some help to people dealing with this 'system'.

Universal Credit consent and disclosure of information

www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-detailed-information-for-claimants/universal-credit-consent-and-disclosure-of-information

What you need to apply for Universal Credit.

www.gov.uk/universal-credit/how-to-claim
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joc centers asking for photographs for UC claims ? 10 Nov 2018 09:57 #10935

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Catwoman wrote:
I haven't heard of my jc doing this. I have noticed that when providers/wc require id, they always mention everything except birth certificates.
The wc always seems lost for words when someone who is on benifits doesn't have a passport.

They are Catwoman probably because they see this as away of tracking someone if they leave the country for a nice little break.
My friend came back from new york few months ago and they didn't have a clue.Went for 3 day wk end break,like bank holiday august.Cam back early morning uk time Tuesday and all within the UC rules.No change of circumstances. :cheer:

This photo ID crap will be dealt with soon as someone will be putting in an FOI regards to that.

And here it is: www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/photo_id_for_universal_credit


I understand why they want to track fraud etc .But in general all ID's can be checked using Ni No's you would think :whistle:
And yet!After reading through IMHO, their evasive reply.They cannot simply come out and say that 'a photo driving license or passport' is not compulsive criteria as ID for UC application process.They are indirectly implying within their answer that it actually is required.Why?

Why the hell dont they just be crystal clear and save tax payers money and answer questions in a simple and clear manner that will actually apply to the masses.

For instance outside of ANY photo ID's THESE DOCS ARE ACCEPTABLE :whistle: Guess that's far too complex.

"The requirement to provide documentation will not be waived where it is known
that it can be provided :whistle: "
Here they go again.
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