The Connétable is asking parishioners NOT to visit their Parish Hall to have their UK Pension Service certificate witnessed.
It appears that the UK Pension Service has sent out their certificate of life requirement which many have received today. The letter gives a time limit of 16 weeks, up to the middle of July, to have the form witnessed and returned.
As Jersey is currently in lock down and all persons over 65 have been advised to self-isolate. Please do not visit the Parish Hall to get the letter witnessed. Please leave this until the current restrictions have been lifted. This is vital for us all to limit the spread of coronavirus.
QUOTE from Connetable Mezbourian, Chair - Comite des Connetable – Anyone wanting to verify their UK Pension Service letter can telephone the International Pension Centre in the UK.
You'll be asked a number of security questions which are used to verify your identity so make sure you have these available. This includes the reference number on the letter, your name and date of birth. You'll also be asked some details about the payments you receive so have your bank account details to hand but don't give the full details.
The telephone number is printed on the letter and is 0191 2187 777. Choose the 'Proof of Life' option and stay on the line until your call is answered.
Most people who have used this option say they are connected very quickly and their identity can be verified by phone.