DWP: Why do they need my carers bankstatements?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
A long story and i won't bother you with it all but i am at present claiming ESA contribution and have a claim for Income related ESA that is going to be backdated from when i was first switched to ESA from incapacity (FEB 2012).
I have provided all my bank statements from when i opened the account and prior to then my carer was kind enough to allow my benefits paid into their account.
They are now requesting their bank statements and i cant see how this helps because their money has no bearing on weather i was entitled to the ir ESA. My carer has no relationship to me and live in there own home, surely what they had in their bank back in 2012 is none of DWP's business?.
Can anyone shed any light on this request to help me fully understand.


  • If the carer is working >~100 pounds a week apart from their caring responsibility, they may be being overpaid CA.

    Though this should be their problem, not yours.
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    Presumably they want to the see the money going into their account, and out into yours? Don't know.
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