Login FormClose

Free ESA, PIP and DLA Updates

With over 140,000 subscribers our fortnightly updates bulletin is the UK's leading source of benefits news. Get the facts about what's changing, how it affects you and how to prepare.   Get your free benefits updates now.

Professional Members

We support both claimants and professionals.  These are just some of the organisations who have subscribed to Benefits and Work:

  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Spinal Injuries Association
  • Chesterfield Law Centre
  • Coventry Mind
  • Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Colchester Borough Council Welfare Rights

Read more

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password:
Remember me. Note: ticking this may affect members file download ability.
Members

TOPIC: Horrible experience

Horrible experience 1 month 3 weeks ago #171168

  • Gordon
  • OFFLINE
  • Forum Moderator
Dougle

It really depends on why they are asking for the statements. If it is related to income then it probably would not be an issue although I would still advise against you doing it to avoid further questions. If it is to do with expenditure, then I would say that you cannot do it.

Gordon
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Dougle

Horrible experience 1 month 3 weeks ago #171178

Thank you very much again. Will report back if there is anything of any use to others to tell.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Mrs Hurtyback

Horrible experience 1 month 1 week ago #172469

Hello folks.
Back in 2014 I saved £5000 from my DLA .It took years .I then gifted that money to my daughter
Now here we are in 2016 and the Compliance Officer is looking at my accounts going back to 2014 .
Obviously he will see that I transferred that £5000 to my daughter . My savings remained well under £6000 and still are.
Have I done anything wrong in gifting that £5000 to my daughter?
Will it be seen as me trying to hide money ? I wasn't by the way, it was a genuine gift and I volunteered the information to the compliance officer.
Thanks
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Horrible experience 1 month 1 week ago #172473

  • Gordon
  • OFFLINE
  • Forum Moderator
Dougle

It's impossible to say how the DWP will view the gift, was there any documentation associated with you making the gift?

Gordon
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Horrible experience 1 month 1 week ago #172476

It shows on my bank statement as a transfer of £5000 to my daughter
Thanks
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Horrible experience 3 weeks 2 days ago #173811

Friends, I have had a horrible experience with a compliance officer.Still am.
This Complience Officer was very friendly in the beginning.
She asked for bank statements going back a couple of years.I readily and quickly provided those statements.
Then she wanted a letter from a bank that I used to use but had closed the account .Again I readily and quickly provided the letter that states I do not have any accounts with that provider.I openly offered the information that I used to have an account with that provider in our first meeting weeks ago. I told her that I closed the account and transferred the money to my main account.
I also openly and honestly explained that I had gifted some money to my son. I offered that information .I even showed her the transaction on the bank statement.
Now the officer wants accounts going further back. Again I have readily agreed and complied.
I have nothing to hide and nothing to gain by lying.

Today the officer phones me and basically was very aggressive and abusive .
She accused me of lying and of hiding money . She told me I am lying about gifting money to reduce my balance.
She told me that I have said things I haven't said.
Her tone of voice was extremely angry and aggressive and I felt under attack and very stressed.
She then went on to tell me that people far more disabled than me are made to attend her office and she didn't see why I should get a home visit. Her tone was derisive and very rude.
She told me I was trying to maximise benefits.
I am extremely unhappy about the way she spoke to me but I am afraid to complain in case it just makes the situation worse.
She told me that this isn't over and that she is going to find something to prove I am lying and that I am wasting her time and trying to hide the fact that I have had in her words " a minuscule amount over the permitted savings limit"
I am upset and worried. Is it best to just let this go ?
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Moderators: bro58, Gordon, Mrs Hurtyback, shelam
Time to create page: 0.226 seconds