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Tired Daisy

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I got a phone call early this morning but I was asleep when they called, the number was withheld. I'm very worried now that this could have been the DWP.

Just before Christmas I was getting harassed by a couple people wanting me to pretend that one of them was my support worker so they could claim benefits and I told them no I'm not going to do it.

I think one of them have gone ahead and done it anyway as they know my name and date of birth and address.

Lets say somebody has made a benefit claim to say that they are my carer "which is a lie" what would happen?

Is this a police matter or am I screwed... if that was the DWP who called will they call back?

I reported the incident to my mental health day center a while back but they said its best not to call the DWP just encase it triggers another assessment.
 
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Hello Mr Daisy. Good afternoon.

For anyone to be able to make a claim for Carers Allowance for looking after you they would need you National Insurance Number. Would they know that?

When claiming Carers Allowance, the carer is asked to provide the details of the person they care for and the person being cared for should sign the form, too, signalling they give consent for the claim to go ahead. I do not know how rigorous they are in verifying if the person being cared for has given consent.

The claim is logged under the National Insurance Number of the carer, not the person being cared for, so tracing if a fraudulent claim has been made is not immediately straightforward.

I think it takes a few weeks before a claim for Carers Allowance is entered onto their system. I think only after that can they search the system using the NI number of the person being cared for.

If you believe that a claim is being made fraudulently you should contact the Carers Allowance Unit to discuss this further. If further action is necessary, they can issue another number for you to contact.

If you receive an additional amount for 'severe disability' in your claim for ESA you will no longer be eligible for this if someone makes a claim for Carers Allowance for looking after you.

I think you should contact the Carers Allowance Unit and discuss it with them. Their number is 0800 731 0297.

PS. It is only my opinion, but the advice not to so anything to draw attention to your claim is usually the default reply of people who do not want to admit they do not know what to do.
 
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Poop. Cannot edit on the app. Or if I can, I don't know how....

it should say you are no longer eligible for the severe disability premium when someone is PAID Carers Allowance rather than losing entitlement as soon as they claim.
 
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Hello Mr Daisy. Good afternoon.

For anyone to be able to make a claim for Carers Allowance for looking after you they would need you National Insurance Number. Would they know that?

When claiming Carers Allowance, the carer is asked to provide the details of the person they care for and the person being cared for should sign the form, too, signalling they give consent for the claim to go ahead. I do not know how rigorous they are in verifying if the person being cared for has given consent.

The claim is logged under the National Insurance Number of the carer, not the person being cared for, so tracing if a fraudulent claim has been made is not immediately straightforward.

I think it takes a few weeks before a claim for Carers Allowance is entered onto their system. I think only after that can they search the system using the NI number of the person being cared for.

If you believe that a claim is being made fraudulently you should contact the Carers Allowance Unit to discuss this further. If further action is necessary, they can issue another number for you to contact.

If you receive an additional amount for 'severe disability' in your claim for ESA you will no longer be eligible for this if someone makes a claim for Carers Allowance for looking after you.

I think you should contact the Carers Allowance Unit and discuss it with them. Their number is 0800 731 0297.

PS. It is only my opinion, but the advice not to so anything to draw attention to your claim is usually the default reply of people who do not want to admit they do not know what to do.
As far as I know they don't know my insurance number but I wouldn't put it past them if they have managed to obtain it from else where like my housing officer or some other place. There very smart and know what they are doing plus my signature is very easy to forge as I've got the hand writing of a five year old.

I'm going wait for a while to see if the DWP call back and in the mean time I'll keep checking that I'm still being paid my benefits, until I know for sure that they have made a fraudulent claim I wont call anybody until then and I'll also report it to the police as well because they have harassed me before and called me a retard I'll be reporting everything they have said and done to me.
 
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I would be surprised if it were the DWP TD, they tend to write letters so that it is all on record, or if it were something they thought dodgy then it would trigger them sending a compliance officer letter.

It could be one of those automatic cold calling numbers to try and sell something.

The Carers Allowance Department might be able to advise as Winofunk suggests. I've had a fair few dealings with them over the years for other people and they have really helpful staff.

If you are being harassed and called offensive names then there are a few ways to deal with it. Scope have got quite a helpful bit of information on how to report. You can do it directly on 101 or through a third party.
They have a helpline too.
What is a disability hate crime? | Disability charity Scope UK
 
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I would be surprised if it were the DWP TD, they tend to write letters so that it is all on record, or if it were something they thought dodgy then it would trigger them sending a compliance officer letter.

It could be one of those automatic cold calling numbers to try and sell something.

The Carers Allowance Department might be able to advise as Winofunk suggests. I've had a fair few dealings with them over the years for other people and they have really helpful staff.

If you are being harassed and called offensive names then there are a few ways to deal with it. Scope have got quite a helpful bit of information on how to report. You can do it directly on 101 or through a third party.
They have a helpline too.
What is a disability hate crime? | Disability charity Scope UK
Thanks exyz :hug: that made me feel a little better reading up on disability hate crime they are on thin grounds if they continue. I'm thinking now the phone call could have been from CollectPlus saying they can't find my address as I was expecting a parcel today which still hasn't arrived. :unsure: :(
 
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Glad the link helped and pm me if you are having bother and we will have a chat if it helps.

Can you go online and track the parcel at all TD? I am always on edge waiting for parcels. Sometimes these drivers deliver really late into the evening.
 
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Glad the link helped and pm me if you are having bother and we will have a chat if it helps.

Can you go online and track the parcel at all TD? I am always on edge waiting for parcels. Sometimes these drivers deliver really late into the evening.
Thanks :hug: :thx:

I've been checking the tracking number and it has said "out for delivery" since yesterday... I usually get parcels by then, I'm a little worried now and a part of me desn't want to check the tracking again just encase it says Delivered and signed for which happened to me one time and I never got my item or a refund.

CollectPlus are one of the worse because if they can't find an address they either dump the parcel or deliver it elsewhere or it gets returned to the sender and then the seller gets all funny about saying that I wasn't in or something.
 
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Hope you get your parcel delivered TD. Just to say, DWP called me recently, I don't answer my phone. It wasn't withheld number though, there is a message if you ring the number they ring you on, telling you it's the DWP and that they'll call again.
 
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Hello again Daisy.

I agree with exyz above. I think you should phone the Carers Allowance Unit to prevent it happening rather than deal with it after the event. The Carers Allowance Unit are a whole different world from the ESA enquiry line. I have spoken to them a number of times and they have always been helpful, knowledgeable and courteous.
 
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