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TOPIC: Advice please on do a care component review

Advice please on do a care component review 1 month 3 days ago #221253

Hi, i am on dla was lifetime award. High mobility low care. Now much worse social workers visited and advised me to ring dla and ask for a review form please for the care component . As they are setting up a care package. I told her I am expecting a call to be asked yo apply for pips any time. She said you are too old to apply for pips. And I am legally the responsibility of dla as a life timer award which no longer exist. . She was very adamant that this is the case. However I am frightened of rocking the boat. I don't want to go through the rig parole of pip medicals sooner rather than later. Please advice if you are able to back up what she has told me please? Im 68 next month and gave been in limbo since i got my pension , about 5 months after mt 60th birthday. Kind regards . Susan

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Advice please on do a care component review 1 month 2 days ago #221277

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The cut-off date for PIP is 8 April 2013 by my calculation you were under 65 on this date and will be invited to claim PIP at some time, even though you are now over the age of 65. Reporting a change will initiate that process.

Gordon

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Advice please on do a care component review 1 month 2 days ago #221358

Thank you Gordon I knew i was right as I had contacted you some years ago. That date has changed twice I think , they have moved the goal posts . I only just got my gov pension by a few months was 60 in Dec 2010 pension 8 months later. You answered my query straight to the point, yes it will initiate my "invitation" to apply. If only the social worker was right , she works in the financial dept and told me that she knows things that they don't make public! She wrote on my form that she has advised me to ask dla for review on care conponent . Im in catch 22 now as i quallified for free domicilty care help from my council[

Thank you once again Goerdon.
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