Exclusive: “Frightening” DWP letter to pensioners: Report for telephone interview or we can stop your pension

Westminster Confidential

The “frightening” DWP letter to pensioner ( direct telephone nos for pensioner and official blacked out)

This a picture of the offending page 2 of the DWP letter

The headline in this story is a paraphrase of an extraordinary letter sent out to 15,000 people this month randomly chosen by the Department for Work and Pensions.

The ministry has mounted an exercise to check fraud and error in payments for the state pension alongside universal credit, attendance allowance, PIPs, carer’s allowance, pension credit, housing benefit, and the employment and support allowance. It is run by the Performance Measurement Team. The ministry are asking people to send them original documents showing their savings, pay slips, rent books and tenancy agreements.

It comes as the ministry faces a potentially damning report from a National Audit Office inquiry into the underpayment of state pensions to tens of thousands of women under the old…

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