I receive both DLA and also income support, and had assumed that the powers that be would soon be knocking on my door. On Friday, my mother answered the door to a woman who asked to speak to me. She did not introduce herself, but said that she was just dealing with 'my case'. She really asked all of the questions that I had answered on the DLA form several weeks ago. Twice she described where we were sitting as 'my' house, but I corrected her on both occasions. Her main gripe seemed to be about some small savings that I have, and I am currently 'phoning around to ask bank and building society to send back statements specifically of that particular day that she visited. This whole process has left me feeling very stressed and I am wondering if it is normal practice for DWP employees to just turn up unannounced? I get annoyed at myself for feeling this way, but this visit has really crushed my ego.
Best wishes to all,