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oldngrumpyoldngrumpy Member Posts: 55 Courageous
Reviewing Your Benefit Claim Check 

Had a letter from the D.W.P. yesterday advising they want to come to my home on a date to see if I am "getting everything that you should"

I don't trust these people.
Is this common practice? 
Or is it another appointment to check up whether I am fit for work.  Or alternatively to check whether I am still entitled to P.I.P.  which I am!

I had a P.I.P. interview at my home about a year ago, and although I did get P.I.P., I didn't get the higher mobility component to which I was entitled. I did appeal but this was rejected. 
I gave up. 
I am sick to the back teeth of having to prove to people as well as DWP of my eligibility on being disabled.

Also the letter is issued from a different Job Centre near to me and not the one I have had dealings with from yesteryear? Should I be genuinely wary?

Any advice greatly appreciate

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    The best thing you can do is to ring the number on the letter and ask them what it's about. It's either a completely innocent random check, which can happen. Or someone has reported you for something. They will hopefully tell you more when you ring.
    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.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Does the letter mention " Compliance "
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • oldngrumpyoldngrumpy Member Posts: 55 Courageous
    edited May 2019
    In the address it does say
    Local Service Compliance.
    Should I like I say (or think) be wary?
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    It sounds like you have been selected for a random benefits check. But as poppy says give them a ring
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Call up the number on the letter. Ask them to tell you what it’s about. Or you could always try to email them. 
  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    Reviewing Your Benefit Claim Check 

    Had a letter from the D.W.P. yesterday advising they want to come to my home on a date to see if I am "getting everything that you should"

    I don't trust these people.
    Is this common practice? 
    Or is it another appointment to check up whether I am fit for work.  Or alternatively to check whether I am still entitled to P.I.P.  which I am!

    I had a P.I.P. interview at my home about a year ago, and although I did get P.I.P., I didn't get the higher mobility component to which I was entitled. I did appeal but this was rejected. 
    I gave up. 
    I am sick to the back teeth of having to prove to people as well as DWP of my eligibility on being disabled.

    Also the letter is issued from a different Job Centre near to me and not the one I have had dealings with from yesteryear? Should I be genuinely wary?

    Any advice greatly appreciate

    Hi, I`m new to this site and looking at older posts. Did you get it sorted out ok? I have Direct Payments and they do an annual check to see if everything`s ok. I think they are checking if I`m still alive! Been on DLA for 19 years and never had such a check!
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