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Investigation into change in circumstance

SMW83SMW83 Member Posts: 91 Courageous
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi all,

I have today received a letter from the counter fraud and compliance department of the DWP requesting I attend a meeting as it is believed there to be a change in circumstance.

This is the third letter of this nature I have received in under 18 months, with me being cleared of any ‘wrongdoing’ with the previous two investigations. 

Fistly does anyone know if they can investigate you so frequently i.e every six months. Also my benefits have not been stopped which I understand happens if they have definitive evidence of fraud, so am I to assume this is just a general ‘check up’ to ensure I am receiving the correct benefits or that an unsubstantiated claim of fraud has been made?

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,294 Disability Gamechanger
    Never heard of a claiment being investigated once let alone three  times, maybe a friend, or someone who sees you about has reported you thinking you may be unlawfully claiming benefits and as reported you repeatedly. Maybe you are a single person and have been seen have a partner staying, living with you if only temporary and this has sparked the investigations.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2019
    Hi,

    It won't be just a check every 6 months. Someone may have reported you for something. Does the letter say "interview under caution"

    The only advice i can give is attend the interview and tell the truth. If you've done nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about,
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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