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DLA switch to pip

sandy786
sandy786 Community member Posts: 19 Listener
My child gets DLA his award notice says award untill Aprill 2026. He will be 17 years old Aprill 2026. He will turn 16 in April 2025.

Will pip contact him in April 2025 at 16 or will they wait untill the award date ending?

It's quit confusing.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,133 Disability Gamechanger
    Assuming you're not living in Scotland then PIP will contact you once they reach 16. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • sandy786
    sandy786 Community member Posts: 19 Listener
    Assuming you're not living in Scotland then PIP will contact you once they reach 16. 
    No not living in Scotland. But why have DwP awarded untill his 17th Birthday but will contact him at 16?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,133 Disability Gamechanger
    I have no idea why sorry. It's standard procedure to be contacted once they reach 16. First they will ask you if you would like to be their appointee and then you'll receive a letter asking you to apply for PIP. His D:A will continue until a decision is made on the PIP. 

    If successfully awarded PIP payments will start about 7 weeks after the decision is made. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.

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