we are reviewing your benefit claim .home visit

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Hi I have received a letter saying I have a home visit for a review on my benefits has anyone had June of these visits and was all ok ? 

Have to wait two weeks for the visit and it's going to make me ill ..

i am on indefinite Dla and other benefits 

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    Hi hun x

    I've never been through this but I'm sure somebody on here will know try not to worry yourself to much I know it's easier said than done with these benefits! But try and stay calm and everything should be good . Xx

  • Posted

    Hi Mandy,

    Have you actually have filled out the PIP forms?  only I was wondering if the home visit was in response to what yoy put in the application.  


    • Posted

      Does the letter give any explanation as to why they are coming to do a review on your benefits.  I know the rules are that a person will carry on getting DLA if they were 65 or over on 8 April 2013, (which I missed out by just a few weeks) but I didn't realise they were doing reviews like this. 

    • Posted

      No explanation what so ever . I am only in my 50s

      They want all sorts of documentation and it's saying to check I am getting right benefits

      No explanation on website either

    • Posted

      Even If you were to phone them, I don't expect you would find out any more.   

      I'm surprised someone on here hasn't come across this before.  Hang on in there Mandy. x

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    did your letter mention a 'compliance officer'?  if so it's like a polite investigation.  if it states 'interview under caution' then it's lega.  you'll need to show all financial documents and prob they suspect someone living with you if you're on your own.

    Don't worry too much, but you could give them a call and ask what it's in relation to.  But, don't worry.

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    I wonder if this is a new initiative to keep us on our toes. Unless there is a request for a Ho e visit why offer one. I could understand it if you had made the request because they had asked you to file for pip. Wonder if anyone else will be offered home visits, wait to see I suppose.


    • Posted

      No request Mae by myself and no firms to fill in for pip . Just concerned and was hoping Someone on here has had same experience and what the outcome was ?

      Thanks Mike

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      I've had two interviews.  They were many years ago and I can't remember the wording on the letters.  

      The first was at home.  A man came round, asked me to show bank statements and about my health - I had recently come out of hospital.  He looked round my flat and asked why I had a computer.  I think he thought I was working from home but I explained I had been studying before I became ill.  He seemed quite friendly.  That worked out very well as he discovered I'd been underpaid on something and he got it all sorted out for me.

      The second was an interview in the job centre.  That was much more formal with two people interviewing me.  They believed I had done some work while claiming benefits - I had.  I'd tried to get my benefits stopped and kept the job centre informed but they hadn't acted on this information.  It was easy to explain what had happened and I told them that the overpayment had already been recovered.  They didn't know this.  They went away, looked into it, and accepted that I shouldn't have been called in.

      Mine were nothing to worry about.  Are you obviously disabled?  Just wondered if someone who doesn't understand disabilty might have reported you.  I imagine this is more likely with invisible disabilities.  If that is the case I expect you'll just need to explain your situation.  If they believed you'd done something wrong or had investigated any reports against you and had evidence they would be interviewing you under caution.

      Do you claim as a single person?  If so is there any chance that they might think you are living with someone?

      It might not be anything like this.  It's quite possible that you've just been unfortunate and been randomly picked to have your benefits checked.

  • Posted

    Performance Measurement Review.


    Apparently the dwp can perform a home visit on anyone at anytime when you are receiving benefits.

    It is completely random and is to measure the overall performance of dwp benefits payments. Wage slips, bank/building society payments etc, etc.

    Try not to get to worked up, if you have nothing to hide look on the bright side, you may get more benefits. Hope this helps, mike

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