Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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vulcan56
vulcan56 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
edited March 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
asking about any money if i have, ,properties, ect and i have to supply bank statements. but i fell out with an old friend at Christmas and he's the type who would ring the fraud hotline and make a story up.also i am on the sick  have multiple health issues.now i have to go for an health assessment.im 64 what do you think, is this a common thing.or i am  being paranoid

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,129 Disability Gamechanger
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    The sounds like a compliance interview to me. You will need to send them what they've asked for. If you've done nothing wrong, then you have nothing to worry about.
    If you don't send them what they've asked for then your benefits could be suspended.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • vulcan56
    vulcan56 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    I've done nothing wrong,but why have they rung me, I've got the statements printed off. so every thing is in order.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,129 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sometimes they do random checks. Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing if someone has reported you because DWP won't give you that information.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @vulcan56 :) Hopefully it'll all be fine. It's good that you have the documents needed. Please do keep us updated on your situation if you're able!

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • AndrewHall
    AndrewHall Community member Posts: 287 Pioneering
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    Could be a scammer ringing you. Don’t divulge your personal details to anyone on the phone. Just hang up
    Never allow DWP assertions to define you. They never have evidence of your true circumstances.
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