Each body providing public services online sets the level of identity verification required for a particular service offered. Some services are available at a basic MyGovID account level, but higher value services require a verified account.
Verified accounts are securely linked via data captured during SAFE registration,
so you must be SAFE registered to have a verified account.
Services currently available to holders of verified accounts include:
Jobseeker's Benefit claims
Maternity Benefit claims
Paternity Benefit claims
Proposed future services to holders of verified accounts include:
Where a body providing public services online uses the MyGovID identity verification service, you will be passed from their website to the MyGovID website.
If you have already registered, then you will enter your username (email address) and password. If not, then you will need to register at this point.
The body providing public services online may require some or all of your Public Service Identity Dataset, as well as your username (email address) and phone number, to be securely passed to them to conduct the transaction with them digitally.
You will be asked to consent to this before logging in. If you do not consent to this, then you will be unable to verify your identity for the body providing public services online in this way.