I share a house with a friend who happens to be male. I am in reciept of DLA high mob and mid care also recieve ESA support group (contributy based)
He has been out of work on and off quite a bit over the last couple of years but never claimed anything, In about July he decided to go to the jobcentre and they told him he could not claim Job seekers as he recieved a small pension but told him to claim carers for me, as he does do everything around the house plus shopping he was entitled to it.
After a month or so he got a job so he informed the DWP and they stopped it. We have had a compliance officer round asking how long he had lived here ect which had nothing to do with them as the ESA was based on my NI contributions and those details are not asked on the form…although every single ESA50 has been completed by him on my behalf giving his address as the same as mine.
Today he recieved another 3 page form asking all sorts of questions about his job what he earns payroll number, if his wages varies ect.
Also asked if he was still caring 35 hours a week…do they now think I must be ok and am doing everything for myself?
He goes to work at 6 a.m and back by 10 a.m then returns to work about 4p.m to about 7.30 p.m so it fits in quite nicely meaning I am not on my own for too long.
I am begining to think they have nothing better to do now