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DWP FORM REGARDING PENSIONS FOR OVER 80S

Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 11:32am
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michael44

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iT SEEMS THAT AS i AM NOW OVER80 (LAST MARCH)  i SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A FORM TO FILL IN AND RETURN BY JULY 31ST OR MY PENSION WILL BE STOPPED, ANY ONE KNOW ABOUT THIS, AS I HAVE HEARD NOTHING ABOUT IT 

tebo53

Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 11:37am

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Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 11:37am

michael44 wrote on Wed Jul 3, 2024 11:32am:

iT SEEMS THAT AS i AM NOW OVER80 (LAST MARCH)  i SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A FORM TO FILL IN AND RETURN BY JULY 31ST OR MY PENSION WILL BE STOPPED, ANY ONE KNOW ABOUT THIS, AS I HAVE HEARD NOTHING ABOUT IT 

No, I've never heard about it either.

They do send letters and forms out occasionally to pensioners to prove that they are still alive and the pension monies are going to the correct people. You might get a letter at any time.

Steve 

marcliff

Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 11:56am

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Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 11:56am

Normal to get the "are you still alive?" letter. I've had 2 and I'm not over 80. Always says my pension will be stopped if I don't complete it but they've changed the criteria for who can sign. Used to be someone resident in UK or a professional like a doctor or bank manager but now anyone who has been a good little boy in UK can sign. 

My next door neighbour signs mine and I sign his. Not had any pensions stopped so probably just a bureaucratic bit of red tape. 

Darro

Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 5:15pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 5:15pm

As said it's nothing to do with reaching 80 or any other particular age.

I know a number of people who have had proof of life forms and as per marcliff they just get a friend to sign them which frankly renders the whole idea a bit of a waste of time!

BTW posting in caps is bad from as it's considered SHOUTING!

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Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 6:19pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 6:19pm

Citizens Advice Bureau Spain | Facebook

This could well be down to the terrible postal service from the UK.

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Posted: Mon Jul 8, 2024 9:36am

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Posted: Mon Jul 8, 2024 9:36am

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Gigger

Posted: Tue Jul 9, 2024 4:03pm

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Posted: Tue Jul 9, 2024 4:03pm

HI MICHAEL 44

HAVE BEEN PENSIONER DWP. SINCE 2005.  I RECIEVED SIMILER REQUEST IN JANUARY FROM DWP UK. 

INSTRUCTIONS VERY CLEAR . YOU HAVE LIST OF EXCEPTABLE PEOPLE IE DOCTOR .SOLICITOR ETC 

YOU NEED OTHER DOCUMENTS WITH PHOTO ON TO BE INSPECTED BY ONE OF THE ABOVE I USED MY 

DOCTOR HE INSPECTED MY TIE CARD .PASSPORT . DRIVING LICENCE . HE WITNESSED  MY SIGNATURE 

THE SIGNED AND STAMPED MY FORM WITH HIS RUBBER STAMP . INSTUCTIONS FOR FOR RETURN MUST BE BY POST IF OUTSIDE UK. REGISTERED.  E MAIL NOT EXCEPTED THIS MUST BE IN SIXTEEN WEEKS 

OF THE DATE OF LETTER HEADIND OF THEIR LETTER . FAILURE YOUR PENSION WILL BE STOPPED ..HAVE SIMILER 

FROM MY PRIVATE PENSIONS . PS  AFTER ABOUT MONTH LATER RECIEVED SMS DWP  YOUR LIFE SURTIFICATE HAS BEEN PROCESSED 

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