Hi, new to the forum and would like to give my opinion on the new Employment and Support Allowance benefits which are being phased in to replace Incapacity Benefits. I recently recieved a letter from the DWP asking me if i could telephone them to "confirm my identity" which would enable them to then send me a questionare to complete with details about my illness or disability.
Now my problem is this,
Why do they need me to confirm my identity in order for them to send me a form ?
Is this questionare only sent out because i have unknowingly requested it?
Is this new benefit changed over from my old benefit only by consent, i.e. by me phoning the dwp ?
If i do not contact them to confirm my identity what will happen ?
By me confirming my I.D. am i consenting to the changes?
If i do contact them and they send me the questionare, and i do not return it what will happen ?
Any thoughts on this would be appretiated........Thanks David.