Concerned about where I stand on PIP — Scope | Disability forum
New to the community? Remember to read our community guidelines and our community house rules.
Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Find out how to let us know.

Concerned about where I stand on PIP

pinky74 Member Posts: 1
My name is Samantha I am a suffer of many problems and I am on high rate dla I have not yet been called for pip I rather concerned where is stand as I have a life time condition that's not getting any easier,  plus how would I stand about my car as it's a motability car will I lose it 


  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,628 Pioneering

    Hello Samantha

    It is difficult waiting and wondering what the outcome will be.

    Your post did not say what age you are as this is important. If you were under 65 years of age on 8 April 2013 then you will be invited to make  a claim for PIP.  If you were above 65 years then you will remain on DLA.

    I cannot give you a definite time period as you have a life time award, and you could therefore be contacted at any time to claim PIP.  However, the government hopes to transfer people receiving DLA onto PIP by late 2017.

    You will initially be sent a letter inviting you to make a claim for PIP. The letter should tell you how to make a PIP claim and that you have 28 days to make a claim.  The letter will also warn you that DLA will stop if you do not make a PIP claim.  DLA will continue whilst you PIP claim is being considered.

    You can still get motability through PIP.  You will need to receive the enhanced rate of the PIP mobility component to be eligible.  As PIP is a points based system this means you will need to score at least 12 points to get the enhanced rate, for example if it is assessed that you cannot walk more than 20 metres then you will get 12 points and thus be eligible for motability. 




    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland


Do you need advice on your energy costs?

Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.

Fancy a chat in our virtual coffee lounge?

Put the kettle on and have a chat in our coffee lounge with other members. We talk about hobbies, games and anything else you can think of!

Cerebral Palsy (CP) Online Cafe

Here's a new opportunity for people with CP or a similar disability (aged 20+) to get together and chat. The sessions are in partnership with CP Sport so you can find out more and meet people from both organisations.

Are you struggling?

Read our 'Coping with stress, low mood and isolation' support thread for a run-down of ideas on how to banish those blues and feel happier.

What do you think about the community?

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community a better space for you.

Information about COVID-19

If you have questions about the virus, please read our information and support which includes guidance on benefits, getting food and essentials and Cerebral Palsy.

Back to school this September?

Read tips on how to settle back in and handle any worries you or your children might be having this new term.