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If the DWP have asked for bank statements for this period of time, you should enquire with them as to why they require the statements.
If they are carrying out a review or investigation, then it is advisable to co-operate. Failure could resulting suspension of benefits. If the DWP are carrying out an investigation into any claims you have made or benefits you receive, then if you refuse to supply the documents they can seek an order compelling you hand over the records they request.
They can still request the statements even for previous claims. It sounds as if they are investigating your previous benefits claims. DWP can do this and go back years if they so wish, to ensure that benefits claims were genuine and information supplied was true and accurate.
Yes because the decision they made could have been based on old information.
You could be seen as being obstructive and attempting to conceal information from their investigation.
That is of course your choice.Then refuse to supply any documents and let them take any action needed to obtain the records they ask for.
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