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TOPIC: P.I.P.

P.I.P. 1 year 7 months ago #97999

Hello, I have never posted on here before. Whilst I appreciate this is very early days for me but just wondered as I suppose many will be in the same boat. I receive DLA middle care and high mobility on an indefinite award. Working out the time of PIP application for my circumstances will be from October 2015. As I understand it applicants over 65 will not be entitled to PIP. I will be 65 in December 2015. Surely they cannot work out my health condition in relation to PIP going back to April 2013 when it comes into force, so it makes me wonder what and how they will deal with this. Is it a possibility that I will stay on DLA if I am over 65. Something of a poser unless anyone has any suggestions as to how it will be dealt with.
Sorry for asking the impossible as I know there could be changes before then.
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P.I.P. 1 year 7 months ago #98004

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Hello, I have never posted on here before. Whilst I appreciate this is very early days for me but just wondered as I suppose many will be in the same boat. I receive DLA middle care and high mobility on an indefinite award. Working out the time of PIP application for my circumstances will be from October 2015. As I understand it applicants over 65 will not be entitled to PIP. I will be 65 in December 2015. Surely they cannot work out my health condition in relation to PIP going back to April 2013 when it comes into force, so it makes me wonder what and how they will deal with this. Is it a possibility that I will stay on DLA if I am over 65. Something of a poser unless anyone has any suggestions as to how it will be dealt with.
Sorry for asking the impossible as I know there could be changes before then.

Hi f,

Welcome to Benefits and Work

Current DLA recipients who reach 65 by the 08/04/13, will remain on DLA, for as long as they qualify for the award.

Any current DLA recipient who does not reach 65 by that date will be invited to apply for PIP.

In your case as you rightly state any time after October 2015.

There is therefore a possibility that a current DLA recipient who reaches the age of 65 just after the cut off date above, could actually be 67/68 or older, by the time they get round to them.

This is how it stands at the moment. Of course, things may well change, we have a General Election before October 2015.

Further information on PIP can be found in our Spotlights area, here :

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/forum?view=top...id=10&id=85481#85481

And here : www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/personal-independence-payment-pip

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