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Form from department of work and pensions asking if my partner works. Is this normal?

[Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Pioneering
Hi folks, 
Just received a letter with a form to fill in, it is addressed to me, but it's about my partner and they want to know if she works or not etc etc, 
Being as there called department of work and pensions I would of thought they,d already know? 
They probably do and just trying to catch me out? They do that all the time I feel?
Anyway I'll get her to help me with the form and send it off and hope there satisfied?!
Anyone else on here had anything similar?
Cheers.
Alan

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,145 Disability Gamechanger
    Thats an odd one, are you sure it was addressed to you and not your partner?

    They would imho only try and catch anybody out if they had something to hide, they are not "out to get you"
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,793 Pioneering
    Is it to do with ESA and is about just about your partner or is it about both of you? If so it is to check they have the right information for calculating your ESA entitlement because she will be shown as a partner on your claim. Form would be addressed to you because you are the claimant.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Pioneering
    edited April 22
    It is addressed to me and I've got nothing to hide! If I had plenty of money I certainly wouldn't be claiming any benefits!
    In fact nothing would give me greater pleasure to win millions on the lottery and tell the dwp government etc to DO one!
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,145 Disability Gamechanger
    givingup said:
    It is addressed to me and I've got nothing to hide! If I had plenty of money I certainly wouldn't be claiming any benefits!
    In fact nothing would give me greater pleasure to win millions on the lottery and tell the dwp government etc to DO one!
    Sorry what I wrote probably came out all wrong I wasn't suggesting you had anything to hide, I do appologise.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Pioneering
    It's fine, don't worry.
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