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Cryptic Questions from DWP call

Tubz
Tubz Member Posts: 10 Connected
I had a tribunal for my PIP (as previously stated. (Thank you to everyone who has offered advice). I still have not received any decision.
Anyway, I was telephoned this afternoon by the DWP who wanted to ask me a couple of questions: "Have I been in hospital,  care or prison since I made the claim?" and are the bank details  they have on file for me still correct?". 
Any idea why would they ask me these questions, especially as i've not even received a decision yet??

Thanks

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  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 4,737 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tubz maybe  the questions weren't asked when you had  your tribunal so they are checking now that could be one reason 
    This is only my opinion though 

    Other people will reply and may be able to help more 
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 2,045 Pioneering
    I’ve known people be asked these questions when they are working out payment owed. I can’t guarantee you have won your tribunal but there’s a strong indication it’s good news. 
  • TeddyB22
    TeddyB22 Member Posts: 178 Courageous
    Tubz said:
    I had a tribunal for my PIP (as previously stated. (Thank you to everyone who has offered advice). I still have not received any decision.
    Anyway, I was telephoned this afternoon by the DWP who wanted to ask me a couple of questions: "Have I been in hospital,  care or prison since I made the claim?" and are the bank details  they have on file for me still correct?". 
    Any idea why would they ask me these questions, especially as i've not even received a decision yet??

    Thanks
    Hopefully it's good news. Can I ask, was your Tribunal over the phone?
  • Tubz
    Tubz Member Posts: 10 Connected
    Thanks everyone. :)

    Yes it was Teddy B22. Does that make a difference in your opinion?
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,368 Disability Gamechanger
    Sounds like good news coming to me. 🙂

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,103 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Tubz - You usually get such a call prior to monies getting paid into your bank account. You might receive the money before you get a letter, so I'd keep checking your bank account. :)
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,689 Disability Gamechanger
    TeddyB22 said:
    Tubz said:
    I had a tribunal for my PIP (as previously stated. (Thank you to everyone who has offered advice). I still have not received any decision.
    Anyway, I was telephoned this afternoon by the DWP who wanted to ask me a couple of questions: "Have I been in hospital,  care or prison since I made the claim?" and are the bank details  they have on file for me still correct?". 
    Any idea why would they ask me these questions, especially as i've not even received a decision yet??

    Thanks
    Hopefully it's good news. Can I ask, was your Tribunal over the phone?
    They have all been done by phone for months now
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  • Tubz
    Tubz Member Posts: 10 Connected
    Thanks everyone. I do hope you're right... my anxiety has been through the roof since my tribunal! 😥
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,466

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    Try to take it easy @Tubz, do what you can to manage your anxiety and fingers crossed it will be good news.
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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,846 Disability Gamechanger
    The only reasons these questions are asked is exactly the same reason they’ve been asked since the 1970s. A payment needs to be calculated and they need to know there were no periods during the arrears period where you cannot be paid e.g. when you have been in hospital or a care home 29 days etc.

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