Randomly chosen University of California retirees, including some from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, are being asked to verify their eligibility for continued pension payments, according to a University website.

Verification packages are being sent out by Secova Inc., a company that specializes in ensuring compliance with plan eligibility rules. The packages ask for basic personal information and require a signature and a notarized affidavit.

Retirees who fail to comply could lose eligibility for benefits, according to the UC website, https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2019/04/ucrp-eligibility-verification.html

The audits were also described in an article in a UC retiree newspaper, New Dimensions. They drew added local attention following questions from a Livermore retiree who was concerned that the information request was an attempted identity theft.