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TOPIC: PENSION CREDIT UNDERLYING CARER ALLOWANCE, STATE E

PENSION CREDIT UNDERLYING CARER ALLOWANCE, STATE E 3 weeks 6 days ago #201328

Hi

I am a carer in receipt of state pension, Pension Credit and underlying carers entitlement. My Husband gets PIP, which was with help from the info here. I today received from a Compliance officer, address Job Centre, a notice for a mandatory interview at the job centre, to talk to me about changes that may affect my benefit. I haven't heard any changes coming up to affect pensioners, and neither had the worker I rang up at Pension Service. I went to the Job Centre, and the worker said it wasn't them, just Compliance checking anyone on benefits.

I am still worrying, as I retired ten years ago, my husband suffers from severe mental illness, and I just don't see why they are bothering pensioners.

Any ideas?

kyberpast

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PENSION CREDIT UNDERLYING CARER ALLOWANCE, STATE E 3 weeks 6 days ago #201346

kyberpast

You may have been selected at random for the pleasure or its is possible that someone has reported you to the Fraud Line, or something on your claim has been flagged up.

You can try contacting the Officer for more information.

Gordon

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PENSION CREDIT UNDERLYING CARER ALLOWANCE, STATE E 3 weeks 6 days ago #201352

I only know other elderly people, and have certainly never done any fraud. I rang up the Job Centre, only to get a recorded message stating that only exceptional circumstances will allow non-attendance, the Compliance officer only works part-time. The letter said that they want to talk to me about changes that might affect my benefit, so I assume, as did the Job Centre girl, that it applies to any sort of benefit, e.g. working age benefit. The list of info to bring on the back, e.g. wage slips, immigrant status, suggest it is a general letter, not aimed at British pensioners. Apart from being a student, I always worked, and am struggling now as a carer, so am really annoyed. Baffled. I will try the compliance officer again on Tuesday, he has already got a message from me.

Regards

kyberpast
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