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Told to be available for a telephone appointment with DWP?

sharonittasharonitta Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited January 2020 in Universal Credit
Can anybody tell me if they have been told to be available for a telephone appointment with DWP ?I am currently appealing their decision after medical assessment, and being found fit for work !!! I am waiting for a date to attend a tribunal and feel very anxious about this interview ,any help would be very much appreciated. 

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  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sharonitta

    Good Afternoon it’s great to meet you today!!!!!

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    We have got another member on here who should be able to help you with your “Inquiry”

    Hi @poppy123456

    I have just come across this post with regards to there “benefits”

    Can you please please offer them some help/support?? 

    Many thanks.

    @steve51




  • sharonittasharonitta Member Posts: 5 Listener
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome,

    Did you receive a letter regarding this? I’m wondering if it’s a compliance interview and not regarding the fit for work decision you’re appealing. Please check the letter to see exactly what it says.
    Community champion and 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.
  • sharonittasharonitta Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi poppy no letter just a message on my uc account saying I need to be available for this interview and it's to check I'm on the correct amount of universal credit!!As I'm on the basic rate of £317 a month I don't understand how this can change unless I win at the tribunal .Thanks so much for getting back to me ,I'm finding all this overwhelming at the moment .
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It sounds like a compliance interview to me, i've heard of others receiving messages like this on their journal and it's been a compliance interview. It's either just a random check or someone's reported you for something, if it's the latter and you've done nothing wrong then you have nothing to worry about. Sorry i can't be anymore specific than this.
    Community champion and 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.
  • sharonittasharonitta Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thankyou poppy !!
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sharonitta and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  Good luck for your DWP interview and please stay in touch and let us know how things go.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • sharonittasharonitta Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I will do ,thankyou ails!!
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    You are welcome, @sharonitta.
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,895 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sharonitta - Welcome to the community from me too. I hope Poppy has helped, & altho it's easier said than done, try not to worry. I hope you get this sorted quickly. As Ails says, please let us know how you get on.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,914 Scope community team
    Best of luck with the call @sharonitta. As others have said, please let us know how it goes. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd appreciate your feedback on our online community.
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