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switching to PIP from DLA

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maria107
maria107 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
edited March 6 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Got a PIP txt to say I have awarded PIP 
On 12 Jan 2024.
Have been getting DLA on a weekly basis
I am over 65
Last  weekly payment of DLA was on 7 February 2024
Expected to monthly payment of PIP today 6 March 2024.
What to do?



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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,116 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm not sure what your question is exactly. Are you asking if your PIP can be paid weekly? Usually it's paid every 4 weeks and not monthly. It can only usually be paid weekly if you have a terminal illness with life expectancy being 12 months or less. 
    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.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Hi @maria107, welcome to our community :) As Poppy mentions PIP is paid monthly and not weekly. 

    There is a month gap between your DLA and your PIP, but that should be covered I believe in your first payment.

    Let us know if you do have any other questions are you aren't sure about anything that has been said :)
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,116 Disability Gamechanger
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    As Poppy mentions PIP is paid monthly and not weekly. 


    I didn't say it was paid monthly.  :D PIP is paid 4 weekly. 
    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.
  • maria107
    maria107 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    OK thankyou very much
    I was getting £95.00 DLA a week up untill 7 February 2024.

    Today 7 March l received
    214.03 PIP
    not sure how that amount is calculated 
    But at least l got something
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,116 Disability Gamechanger
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    That amount doesn't make sense at all. What PIP award do you have please? 
    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.
  • maria107
    maria107 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Cannot find letter l received in January,  l will have to phonecthem and ask.
    maria
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @maria107

    Did you manage to get through to PIP? 
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  • maria107
    maria107 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Not yet, they are busy
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,116 Disability Gamechanger
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    Try ringing as soon as they open at 9am as that’s often the best time. 
    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.
  • maria107
    maria107 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    OK I have finally found out what l am getting l get the lower rate for daily living but nothing for mobility, l can walk slowly with a stick l am not in a wheelchair. I can move about slowly with a stick
    So each month l get £ 272.40 which is the lower daily living part. Which l am told will increase this month
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,116 Disability Gamechanger
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    Benefits increase from 8th April. The weekly rate for standard daily living PIP will increase from £68.10 to £72.65. It's paid every 4 weeks and nothing monthly. Once they increase your 4 weekly rate will be £290.60.

    If you disagree with the decision you can challenge it by first requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration. Please note that if you are state pension age and above (66) then this will be your last chance to be awarded the mobility part. 
    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.
  • maria107
    maria107 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thanks for info
    My  weekly pension increased today
    To £221.00
    However the £ 73.76 pension credit which l have been getting has suddenly stopped
    I started getting my pension endJan 2023. But did not realise until April 2023 that l was entitled to pension credit, so it was back dated to January.
    I tried to phone then today to see why it has suddenly stopped but could not get through. Try again tomorrow.
    maria

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