Victoria Forms and Angus Council worked in collaboration to plan the implementation of an efficient, scalable and user-friendly Revenues and Benefits eClaims solution within two months, leading to 64% quicker processing times than the UK average speed of HB processing.
70% New Claims now completed online or by phone
64% quicker than UK average speed of HB New Claims processing in 2014/15
94% very satisfied or satisfied with the experience of claiming online or by phone
Victoria Forms promised a swift implementation and following the successful installation of Enterprise Forms Server, Angus Council were accepting live data for new claims and change of circumstances reports within six weeks via assisted completion. The proceeding two weeks saw the implementation of Coactiva’s Risk Based Verification service, resulting in personalised evidence requirements being returned to the eForm at the point of submission.
Angus Council had been planning a corporate website upgrade prior to the procurement of Victoria Forms’ solution. Working with the Angus Council ICT department, Victoria Forms created a new eForm toolbar as part of the improved form customisation development, to match the new corporate website style. This work coincided with the launch of the new Angus Council website and Victoria Forms’ eForms going live to public users.
Future plans: Full eClaim and eCIC integration into Northgate, Revenues eForm integration into Northgate, Risk Based Verification for Change in Circumstances.
Customer since: 2014
Key products: eClaim solution, eCIC solution, Risk Based Verification
Ashford Council has been using Victoria Forms since 2012 to provide Benefits, Council Tax and Non-National Domestic Rates eForms for the majority of major processes involved within each. Ashford Council have access to the Victoria Forms eForms suite, enabling them to add any number of the 100+ pre-made Revenue and / or Benefit template forms if or when required.
Victoria Forms has been working in collaboration with Ashford Council to advance the efficiency of utilised Revenues eForms via direct integration into Northgate, with our development work resulting in integrated Revenue processes for Change of Address, Direct Debit Instruction, Single Person Discount and Single Person Discount Cancellation eForms.
Ashford Council are live with Revenues integration, and are testing Change in Circumstances Integration directly into Northgate iWorld Back Office.
Customer since: 2012
Key products: Fully integrated eClaim solution, Risk Based Verification, Revenues integration
Waltham Forest has been using Victoria Forms’ innovative technology to simplify their eClaims process since December 2006. The electronic eForms are available via self-service, face-to-face and telephone assisted claims, and via registered 3rd party agencies.
Advancements at gradual intervals have brought vast efficiencies to the benefits claims process, including over 90% of claims originating from the online form channel.
2012 saw the implementation of Free School Meals integration, which allows members of the public to complete an application and then be informed at the point of submission if they are eligible for Free School Meals. Customers who are confirmed to be eligible are able to print out a confirmation letter to take to the applicable school.
Victoria Forms is continually working with Waltham Forest to further develop the integration process of sending form data directly to Capita eStore. Waltham Forest went live with Change in Circumstances integration, alongside Coactiva’s Risked Based Verification for CIC in autumn 2014.
Customer since: 2006
Key products: Fully integrated eClaim solution, fully integrated CIC solution, Risk Based Verification, Free School Meals instant decision