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Aged 64, Getting DLA, - Need to Apply for PIP?

bluemax69
bluemax69 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2017 in PIP, DLA, and AA
If your 64 getting d l a do you still have to apply for pip

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  • MikeBroderick
    MikeBroderick Member Posts: 234 Pioneering
    Hi @bluemax69:

    Thanks for your post and welcome to the Community!

    Please see our Benefits Overview for information about PIP.

    It notes:

    "From October 2015 all working-age people still receiving DLA will be reassessed and if their claim is successful, moved onto PIP.

    If you were 65 or over on 8 April 2013 and receiving DLA, you can continue to receive it as long as you satisfy the entitlement conditions."

    I would also check the most recent DLA award paperwork you received to see if it mentions PIP.
  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    @bluemax69

    The DWP will contact you in due course and ask you to apply for PIP.  I understand that they plan to contact everyone still due to be re-assessed for PIP by Sept 2017 - but this date could slip because of a backlog.
  • maggiemay55
    maggiemay55 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    I've just got a letter to say I will have to apply now for PIP . I turned 61 last November. Just waiting now for my forms to fill in 

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