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  • RE: Verify Identity Gov Gateway

    I am also in the above position, i.e. Trying to sign up to Government Gateway I am asked for 2 of either passport driving license and credit reference questions, I DO NOT have either a passport or driving license. Are you telling me and the others that just because you dont have either of these 2 documents we have no way to access normal government services that others do? How do I check my NI insurance so I may be able to get a full pension when I retire, the rules are changing soon so I may lose out to a life changing amount of money during my old age. I may also need this as I may soon have to claim Universal Credit. And the most astonishing thing is, I have an old paper provisional driving license but to get it up to date and be able to get a driving license I need a Government Gateway account. It is completely befuddling as to why some people have to provide these whilst others don't. I have recently helped 2 others sign up neither of which needed either of these, so it can be done. Is the only way I can get a GG account is to get a passport? Being on ESA I will find this extremely hard to afford. Matthew Naylor