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Hi I received a letter asking for me to attend an appointment at the job centre i am on esa and currently applying for pip the letter says they want to make sure I have everything I need and to update anything that's needs to be updated has anyone had this and if so could you please tell me what it means and what happens in this appointment my anxiety is through the roof and I'm really scared and nervous about this appointment thanks everyone

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    I've never heard of this; perhaps you could contact the CAB about it.

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      Hi Georgia thanks for your reply I'd never heard of this either I've been in esa nearly a year now and I haven't heard anything until now.

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      I am on the support group and I get pip I used to get Dla life I have been sick for twenty years  I have Been on esa for the last six years.           I h
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      Hi Tony I think it's a mandatory meeting though from what I've read up I don't have a Carer but my housemate is a good friend and he usually helps me if he's about and I'm struggling to get dressed or do other tasks I'm taking him with me to the appointment.

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      I'm also on the support group to i have been since the start I filled out my medical questionnaire and they based their decision on that but I haven't heard from them since until now for a meeting.

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      Thanks for replying and I'm in the middle of applying for pip I've got a home assessment on the 27th of September so fingers crossed hopefully all will be ok when it kicks in

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    Dont understand this one because even if they suspected anything that your claiming isn't right they would come out to your home ..

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    High James

    I friend of mine had a similar letter about 2 years ago. I went with her to the interview. It was exactly what it said on the tin, simply a check to see if anything had changed on her claim. She was asked about various things such as living arrangements, savings etc.

    As there were no changes the interview was over very quickly. I would add its worth taking someone with you.

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      Hi Anthony thanks for replying your comment has really helped my anxiety I'm so besides myself at the moment as it'd so out of the blue but nothing has changed over than I've got my mri results back from my bad back so I now know what's wrong so other than that nothing has changed

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      No problem James keep clam. Believe me if the DWP were asking you to attend the JC+ because they had evidence of benefit fraud you would have received an 'interview under caution letter'.

      These letters are really fishing letters, they are sent out at random and a percentage will arrive at claimants who do have something to hide. Simply receiving one doesn't imply that you have done anything wrong.

       

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      That is not correct. I got such a letter asking me to pop in the JC to 'make sure I was getting everything that I should', no mention of undercaution. I phoned first as I am on a pension and couldn't make out why I had got a letter. The guy I spoke to was extremely helpful and said that they had a call saying that I had failed to declare income. I pointed out that I did indeed have an inheritance but that if he checked he would find it had been fully declared. I also told him that I knew full well who had called them and that it was an half baked vindictive relative. The guy said he would take our telephone conversation as a statement and that would be the end of it.

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      Generally the DWP ask you see a compliance officer in cases like you have just described where someone has phoned the benefit hotline and mentioned one of the 'trigger' phrases such as undeclared income. They wouldn’t mention ‘Interview under caution’ in that letter either.

      Also they don't normally sought these matters out over the phone. What should have happened was someone looked at your claim and should have spotted the income declaration and dropped the matter there. It seems your situation was a bit of a cock up, no surprise there!

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