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Review for my UC claim. Should I be scared?

danielbryan94 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Today, I've received a journal entry on my Universal Credit account stating that my Universal Credit claim is going to be reviewed to make sure that my payments are correct. I currently receive £368.74 in Universal Credit every month, as well as £691 in PIP every 28 days.

My mum is my appointee. When we went to my appointment prior to my first Universal Credit payment, my mum told the person we had an appointment with about my disabilities, and how that would make me incapable of working. The person was sympathetic, and asked me if I wanted my mum to be my appointee. I trust my mum completely, so I accepted.

On the topic of the Universal Credit review, I will need to send them information to confirm my details.

Should I be worried about this?


  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,242 Scope online community team
    Heya @danielbryan94 and welcome back to the community. :)

    Reviews are perfectly normal and nothing to be afraid of, though they do make them sound pretty terrifying!  They're just making sure you're getting what's owed to you and there haven't been any huge mistakes.
    Albus (he/him)

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  • Kimmy87
    Kimmy87 Community member Posts: 316 Pioneering
    Totally routine and several of us have been through them recently, including myself. 

    The DWP are undertaking 2 million of these reviews, and with just over 5 million on UC that's a big percentage of people that will get selected. 


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