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Hi, my name is scanman58! Looking for advice with applying for PIP

scanman58 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 8 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi my name is Steve.
I'm looking for some advice with regards to what I find the long and daunting task of applying for PIP.
I started my claim 22/12/2023 and had a telephone assessment 7/03/2024. My concern is any decision made might not come until after my state pension age which is 15/06/2024.
If this is the case will it mean I wouldn't be entitled to PIP as I'm over state pension age or will the award be granted from the date I first applied which was 22/12/2023 which means I was under state pension age.
I hope I have explained my predicament clearly and any comments and clarity on this situation will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Steve.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,283 Disability Gamechanger
    If awarded you will receive everything that’s owed because you were under state pension age before you applied.

    If the worst happens and you’re refused and decide to challenge the decision and you’re awarded either at MR or Tribunal stage then it will be from when you applied. PIP will then continue for as long as you remain entitled to it.
    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.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 8
    Hello @scanman58

    I see Poppy has been able to advise! I wanted to comment to say welcome to the community :) 

    I also wanted to let you know, I have moved your post into our PIP, DLA and AA section. In case you have any more questions or queries. 
    Hannah - She / Her

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