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TOPIC: Vague letter from DWP

Vague letter from DWP 5 days 10 hours ago #230749

Hello Gordon,
In the last few months - I contacted you regards my son's PIP / ESA - the forms arrived approximately at the same time. As you are aware, I went through Mandatory Reconsideration for him- ) DLA to PIP (from indefinite DLA to zero PIP - went to Mandatory reconsideration & he was awarded Enhanced Care & low Mobility).

Re ESA my son was awarded the Support Group on the paper review. My son's award are for three & half years (this award letter was only a couple of months ago). The letter stated that we need to talk to you about some changes that may affect your benefit payments' I am confused as he has very recently been assessed - is this usual just after a successful award?

I have received a letter today (I am my son's appointee) fron DWP Local Service Compliance Jobcentre WV99 1SP Titled:- Were reviewing your benefits & Circumstances - You must come to an office interview. printed Compliance Officer.
The interview is at a local Job-centre.

I am confused as my son is in the Support Group (Mentally ill). The letter states:- If You'e not available for this interview Your benefit will stop.

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Vague letter from DWP 5 days 9 hours ago #230753


There are two possibilities but I can't say which is applicable, you can phone the JC+ advisor for more information.

So it may be a badly worded letter about a financial review of your son's benefits, he may be due some Premiums on his ESA depending on his circumstances.

Or, it could be that something has been flagged in regard his benefits, as his appointee I assume you have his benefits paid to you? Are these held in a separate account from your own money, if not then this could be the problem.


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Vague letter from DWP 5 days 7 hours ago #230759

Hi Gordon,
I will phone JC+ adviser as you suggest.

My son receives premiums already on his ESA as he lives alone as he is encouraged to live as independently within his own limits - with family support as required and overnight stays when required at his home.

I am his appointee regards filling in his ESA/ PIP forms - His benefits go into his own account as I encourage him to be in control of his own money & overlook he pays his bills etc ..I am his appointee for these reasons - as he has a tendency to ignore letters & leave them lying around - or even manage to complete the forms.

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