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Hi, my name is hcl! Received a call last Saturday afternoon claiming to be the DWP

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hcl
hcl Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello all
I received a call last Saturday afternoon claiming to be dwp. I said as I was worried it was a scam call I wasn't prepared to talk or give details. Now my pip payment has stopped. Has anyone else experienced thi

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sometimes they do ring to ask questions out of the blue like this. Can't tell you why your PIP has stopped, you will need to ring them on Monday morning when they open and they will be able to tell you why.
    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.
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,650 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @hcl and welcome to the community :) 

    I'm happy to see you join us, hopefully you enjoy taking part in the community and find it to be a positive outlet :) 

    I can understand your worry, it's not as common to receive calls on a weekend so I would have probably even been dubious myself. And of course, we can't know for sure if there is a link between that call and your PIP suddenly stopping, although if it indeed was DWP there may well be. 

    Will you be calling on Monday morning to ask about your PIP?

    I have included below a few pages on the community that I'd recommend having a lok through in order to familiarise yourself with the site:

    • The virtual coffee lounge which is one of our categories, in which we play games and talk about general subjects such as hobbies and interests
    • The recent discussions page, which shows an overview of everything happening across the community
    • The categories page, which shows a full list of discussion groups on the community

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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,995 Disability Gamechanger
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    @hcl have you been able or are you able to call PIP to find out? I feel for you as I don't know what I'd do in that position
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