Pension Credit Review letter

edited 16 September 2022 at 1:50PM in Benefits & tax credits
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edited 16 September 2022 at 1:50PM in Benefits & tax credits
I received a letter from the DWP about a month ago, saying they needed to make sure I was getting the right amount of Pension Credit (I was awarded Guarantee Pension Credit 12 months ago and was getting Savings Pension Credit for a few years prior to that). To do this, they said I had to provide them with information on savings, housing costs, etc as at a specified date (which would have been 12 months after I was awarded the Guarantee Pension Credit). They said they would contact me, either by 'phone or by post, to obtain this information. As they didn't get in touch, I contacted them yesterday and they took the relevant information over the phone.

Does anyone know why they would have been contacting me, only 12 months after the Guarantee Pension Credit was awarded? I can see that people have mentioned an 'AIP' on this forum but can see nothing about this in the original paperwork from 12 months ago or in the letter they sent a few weeks ago. Are these review letters sent out as a matter of routine or at random? My circumstances have not changed in any way and I am perplexed as to what triggered this.

I should be grateful for your thoughts.


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