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Mel73
Mel73 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited May 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi think my discussion title correct as notice might be able to claim it as get esa and pip standard care rate and lower mobility ..but before pip had been on disability for over 10 years but was changing to pip so lucky pass medical...Now just noticed I might be entitled is it premier enhancement in disability???? Thankyou 

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  • Geoark
    Geoark Community member Posts: 1,471 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Mel73 and welcome to the forum.

    I'm not sure now that you have moved to PIP that you would be allowed to apply for DLA. We are currently going through a transition period where DLA would be applicable for children up to 16 and PIP 16 to 65 @BenefitsTrainingCo may be able to advise you on this.

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  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
    edited May 2017
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    Hi Mel73,

    If you're getting PIP then you can't apply for DLA. But I wonder if what you might be asking about is disability premiums? If you are on income-related ESA then you could be entitled to:

    severe disability premium - if you get the daily living component of DLA, you live alone and no one gets carer's allowance for you. It's more complicated if you live with a partner

    enhanced disability premium - if you get the enhanced rate daily living component of PIP.

    So if you haven't already, I would contact ESA and tell them about your PIP award. You'd think they would know anyway and sometimes that works, but it can take time for different parts of the DWP to talk to each other!

    Will
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