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TOPIC: Verifying date of birth

Verifying date of birth 3 days 21 hours ago #175295

Hi, have applied to transfer from DLA to Pip. Did first part of form and gave landline number,had 2 missed calls on landline no message left couldn't get to it quickly.rang Monday after 2 weeks was assured part 2 posted out last Friday. Just received phone call asking me if I work abroad and to verify my date of birth ,apparently it was on my form asked me to send them my birth certificate and passport. I refused to post them have said I have to go to local jobcentre to prove who I am ,is this normal procedure ?? Any help would be appreciated have never experienced this before I am now waiting for a letter from them.
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Verifying date of birth 3 days 20 hours ago #175314

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jean63 wrote:
Hi, have applied to transfer from DLA to Pip. Did first part of form and gave landline number,had 2 missed calls on landline no message left couldn't get to it quickly.rang Monday after 2 weeks was assured part 2 posted out last Friday. Just received phone call asking me if I work abroad and to verify my date of birth ,apparently it was on my form asked me to send them my birth certificate and passport. I refused to post them have said I have to go to local jobcentre to prove who I am ,is this normal procedure ?? Any help would be appreciated have never experienced this before I am now waiting for a letter from them.

It is unusual but PIP does have a residency test, have you been out of the country for any extended period, you need to have spent two of the last three years in the UK.

Gordon
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Verifying date of birth 3 days 20 hours ago #175336

Thank you for reply I have been nowhere for 5 years due to failed back surgery.can I add this website is brilliant !! Discovered it 4 years ago when I had to retire from work due to ruptured disc in lower back.many thanks.
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