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TOPIC: Interview under caution

Interview under caution 2 months 2 weeks ago #196616

I have a letter telling me to attend an 'Interview under caution'.
It is apparently to do with my claim for ESA, JSA and Housing Benefit. none of which I am on any more - got enough work I can actually do a few months ago.

I am not sure what it is about, but I must have made a mistake *somewhere* - I've done lots of odds and ends of talking about my experience of living with schizoaffective disorder to professionals and researchers. I thought I / my partner had declared them all, but I have substantial problems with memory and organisation, being bad with money is a symptom of bipolar, and it is entirely possible that I messed up somewhere.

What should I do? Who should I take to the interview? It says I can bring legal representation, how can I sort this out?

My partner has anxiety, and he's having meltdowns that we will both go to prison for ten years. I am trying not to think about that. If I've screwed up I'll happily pay the money back. I know I can't cope well with forms and talking to strangers on the phone and managing my own money, but there doesn't seem to be anyone who can help me to do it right reliably.

Feel terrible about this. Both of us had really got our lives together in the last couple of years, I've been doing more freelance work, my partner has started a new job, and we've been off everything except my PIP for the last few months. Then just as I thought we were safe from the brown envelopes, this happens.

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Interview under caution 2 months 2 weeks ago #196618

Duck

I am really sorry but we cannot offer advise in this situation and you should be careful of posting about this issue on B&W or any other forum.

You need to get legal advice in advance of the interview and when you have a better understanding of the allegations get face to face advice from a trained Welfare Advisor. Do an internet search for "welfare advice" with your postcode, town or county.

Gordon

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Interview under caution 2 months 2 weeks ago #196620

How do I find the sort of lawyers that deal with this? Yorkshire.

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Interview under caution 2 months 2 weeks ago #196622

The letter says I need to arrange for an 'appropriate adult' to be with me at the interview.
I don't know who or how. My partner is too scared and would just cry all the way through. I don't know who else to ask. I don't have a CPN or social worker or anything like that.
I'm not sure if I will be able to talk at all. When I am too stressed than I cannot talk, especially to strangers.

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Interview under caution 2 months 2 weeks ago #196624

Duck wrote: How do I find the sort of lawyers that deal with this? Yorkshire.


Do an internet search for solicitors in your area.

Gordon

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Interview under caution 2 months 2 weeks ago #196625

Duck wrote: The letter says I need to arrange for an 'appropriate adult' to be with me at the interview.
I don't know who or how. My partner is too scared and would just cry all the way through. I don't know who else to ask. I don't have a CPN or social worker or anything like that.
I'm not sure if I will be able to talk at all. When I am too stressed than I cannot talk, especially to strangers.


I'm sorry but as this is a legal matter we are not able to give advice, as I said be careful of posting about this problem on the internet you may reveal information that would be harmful to your case.

Gordon

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