Integrating systems can be a pain

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    Alex G
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    The DWP will have a problem tying in all the different data.

    A recent exercise was done with electoral registration data to see if they could identify electors who were on the DWP database but not on the coucil’s.

    I think the quote below has relevance, as we have a similar situation where not all of our HB or CTB claimants are in receipt of a state benefit.
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    From the Register

    Data-matching won’t help much with electoral registration


    Julian Bassham, electoral services manager for Southwark council, told committee that data-matching “has been more successful for us at this stage in telling us what we do know rather than what we don’t know … At the moment it does not look, from our side, like the DWP data will necessarily answer those questions.”
    According to the report, addresses may not match between records because they have been input differently, or because house names have changed.
    In Southwark, for example, 25 per cent of Department for Work and Pensions records could not be matched to properties in the borough as recorded by the local authority.

    #112889
    Anonymous
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    Agreed Alex. Address matching across different databases is a nightmare, even if users have input the addresses correctly in the first place…which….you know….

    #112903
    Derrick
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    Being a Welsh Authority the spellings of some of our addresses on the DWP database don’t quite match.
    and they still use Clwyd as a county which disappeared under re-org in 1996.

    Happy Matching

    😉

    #112906
    Anonymous
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    [quote=Derrick]Being a Welsh Authority the spellings of some of our addresses on the DWP database don’t quite match.
    and they still use Clwyd as a county which disappeared under re-org in 1996.

    Happy Matching

    ;)[/quote]

    Haha! dataload errors 😀

    #112957
    esmith66
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    we have the same with Dyfed/Carmarthenshire

    #113103
    Anonymous
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    They don’t understand the concept of a postal address anyway. We had a major fraud case dealt with by DWP in the next county because the postal address was Hampshire and not West Sussex and the DWP had allocated the case to a Hampshire branch of CFIS

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