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DWP PHONED TO SAY I AM OWED MONEY FOR SDP DATING BACK TO 2012-2013??? [Real Or Fake Call?]
So first of all, hello everybody this is my first post here hope everyone is healthy and okay! Just a quick question really but first a bit about myself and my benefits etc.. I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome when I was 13 and at the time was placed on DLA (Middle care and lower mobility) indefinatly and was getting ESA as well, my DLA was recently switched to PIP and after the assesment got refused PIP (waiting for tribunal at the moment) but still get ESA.. anyway that isn't my question just to give people an idea of my situation... I recently received a phonecall from the DWP and a women said something about I was eligible for SDP from April 2012 up until August 2013 (August being when a family member started claiming carers allowance for being my carer) and said I could be owed money from between that time, she asked me a few simple questions on the phone like how long have I lived at my current address and if anybody else had ever claimed carers allowance (bar said family member) I told her I have lived on my own since 2012 and nobody has ever lived with me and also the only person to claim carers for me was said family member in august 2013, she then told me she would go over the paperwork and I should receive a call/letter in 2 weeks... it all seems a bit too good to be true to me.. for once the DWP handing out money instead of wanting it so my question is.. Is this normal and a legitimate call? I was going to ring back the DWP and ask if the call was legit but I get very anxious talking on the phone so decided to give it a miss and try here instead if anybody has been in the same boat how long roughly after contacting you does everything go through as the money really would help at the moment while being forced to live off of just under £400 a month while waiting for my PIP tribunal date .. Thank you in advance