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son with DLA reaching PIP age, what are chances he gets it?

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lewis1966
lewis1966 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited February 29 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi I would like to know about the possibility of not receiving pip after claiming dla for my son who will soon reach 16 but his condition has not changed 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,288 Disability Gamechanger
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    Claiming DLA doesn't automatically entitle him to PIP. Whether there's any entitlement will depend on how his conditions affect him. 

    When you receive the PIP2 form, you should make sure you fill it in with as much relevant information as possible. Include a couple of real world incidents of exactly what happened the last time he attempted each descriptor that applies to him. Adding detailed information such as where he was, what exactly happened did anyone see it and what the consequences were. 

    I'd also advise you to have a read of this in the meantime. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-assessment-guide-for-assessment-providers/pip-assessment-guide-part-2-the-assessment-criteria#daily-living-activities
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Hi @lewis1966, welcome to the Scope community :) I hope we can help you out with this.

    We have an advice page on this specific topic here: Changing from DLA to PIP | Disability charity Scope UK

    There will be an invitation letter before your son's DLA award ends, it is highly recommended to apply before the award ends once you get the invitation letter.

    Once you've put in a claim for PIP his DLA payments will continue until a decision is made about his PIP application. If you are late with applying for PIP the DLA payments will unfortunately stop.

    Do you have any other questions or any subjects you aren't sure about? Such as being an appointee, it is not automatically transferred as those at 16 may want to start managing their money on their own if they're capable.

    I'll move this over to our PIP category :) Please feel free to ask further questions!
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    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Oh, about your specific question around possibility. PIP is slightly differently to DLA, however if his condition is much the same there is a good chance he will get PIP. There is of course the appeals process as well if the initial decision goes poorly.

    To give you a better idea here is a guide to the points system of PIP : Personal Independence Payment (PIP) points system (benefitsandwork.co.uk)

    If you would like to read more about the appeals process you can check out this page: Appealing a DWP decision | Disability charity Scope UK
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,288 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you would like to read more about the appeals process you can check out this page: Appealing a DWP decision | Disability charity Scope UK
    I don't understand why you've given a link to the appeals process, Jimm. That's kind of jumping th gun a little. Their son isn't 16 yet as mentioned in the first comment so a claim for PIP hasn't even been made. I know people are refused all the time but hopefully, their son will go onto be awarded without any issues. 
    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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