Mum-tat gets a pension from my late father's employer. She has recently had a letter from them saying they need something signing to confirm she's still alive, and this needs to be counter-signed by a professional person (doctor, teacher sort of thing) She is very concerned about this - she's not all that sociable at the best of times, and isn't really on the sort of terms with anyone she can ask. All she can think of is whether the practice nurse at her GP will be able to sign it but is in a panic about asking them and in an even bigger panic about getting her pension stopped if she doesn't get it sorted out. I've not seen the actual letter yet so don't know if she has misunderstood something. I've had a look on the web and can't find anything about this sort of thing - other than UK pensioners who are now living outside the UK needing to certify they are still alive every now and then. Anyone encountered this? Or got any bright ideas? The only thing I can think of - assuming that something like sending a recent letter from DWP about her state pension won't do - would to be to pay a solicitor to do a statutory declaration or something like that.