received a letter from a DWP/Job centre plus compliance officer?!?
On friday morning i received a letter from a jobcentre/dwp compliance officer. stating: its starts off by saying....Invitation to an office interview. We need to see you in order to discuss the benefit we are currently paying you, as a query has arisen on your claim. We need to ensure your payments are correct and it is essential you attend. You should note that where there is doubt about whether the conditions for entitlement are met, we can suspend your payments. Then it goes on to tell me when it is and the ID i need to take along. I have been claiming Employment and support allowance for 2years due to having and illness called Chronic fatigue syndrom. I called the man who sent the letter to confirm the appointment and asked him what it was about and he said that i wasnt able to be told over the phone and was to just attend. Does anyone no what this is about. I have just got out of critical care 2weeks ago and i am a nervous wreck thankyou xx my appointment is tomorrow morning at 9;45, i am really nervous as i don't believe i have done anything wrong or illegal and everywhere i look on-line it says that compliance officers are for the investigation of fraud. i am a nervous wreck...
Asked By: Girlygirl - 9/11/2011
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It sounds like somebody has reported you and they have evidence to prove you have committed fraud. Did you report to them that you had been in hospital?. If you didn't they could be the reason as you may have been given money you are not entitled to as a lot of benefits stop when you are in hospital.
Answered By: Mad Max - 9/11/2011
Additional Answers (3)
Contact your local CAB tomorrow.
Answered By: Goat Whacker - 9/11/2011
I can only guess that they've some possible evidence contrary to what you said on the forms or that you've been working and claiming not to have done, or you're claiming for dependents that is not correct etc etc... More
Answered By: David - 9/11/2011
Davids answer is more or less correct - it means they think you have done something wrong but don't have enough evidence but want to check it all out, for example if you claim you cannot walk but have been seen out jogging then they have a case of fraud but if you say you are stressed and take medication and cant go to... More
Answered By: jackie m - 9/11/2011
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