Housing associations talking to DWP over ‘benefit verifier’ role

24dash.com: 'Places for People and several other large housing associations have been in talks with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about joint-working initiatives to smooth the roll-out of Universal Credit next year – including plans for landlords to act as "benefit verifiers", which would aim to reduce the workload for the department and speed up the processing of new claims.' … read more