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    • pkphoto
    • By pkphoto 5th Dec 17, 10:44 AM
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    Received somebody else's AA payment?
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    Received somebody else's AA payment? 5th Dec 17 at 10:44 AM
    Hi, I've received a mystery payment into my current account, and the payment reference in in the format: (Somebody's NI number) DWP AA. Does this mean I have mistakenly received somebody's Attendance Allowance? If so, how do I go about giving it back? I've had a search and can't find anything on how to give money back to the DWP! Thanks
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    • By TELLIT01 5th Dec 17, 11:43 AM
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    It would certainly seem that you have received a payment due to somebody else if you aren't claiming AA or the NI number isn't yours.
    There is an Attendance Allowance helpline on 0345 605 6055. How far you will get is another matter as they'll probably start by asking security questions. If they do, just interrupt them and say you have received a payment that isn't for you. Good luck.
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    • By cantcope 5th Dec 17, 1:10 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 1:10 PM
    i had similar a few years back i was paid someone JSA... i called and called and offered to pay it back if they sent me the payment details and eventually they admitted they had no way of recovering a payment made in error and to enjoy it!
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    • By TELLIT01 5th Dec 17, 1:18 PM
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    There may be some instances where they have no way to recover the money, but in this instance the OP can provide the NI number and that should give AA a start point.
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    • By teddysmum 5th Dec 17, 2:35 PM
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    Could your bank not reverse the payment ?
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