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Does PIP stop when you start receiving pension?

teddiepieteddiepie Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited June 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi first time on scope. Can anyone tell me if PIP stops when you start to receive state pension.


  • RidlerRidler Member Posts: 5 Listener
    No pip does not stop but carers allowance does Ridler
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,537 Disability Gamechanger
    Payment of Carers Allowance will cease IF your state retirement pension is a larger amount than the CA. However, even if that is the case, you will retain an underlying entitlement to CA which is crucial for getting Carers Premium and SDP in means-tested benefits. 

    Saying it just stops perpetuates the myth that you either can’t claim it over pensionable age or there’s no point. Both are untrue statements. 
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    If you receive PIP pre age 65, then it continues after age 65.  However, the mobility component rate you receive once you pass 65 cannot be increased although the daily living rate could.

    I don't know about carer's allowance.  I suggest you phone Age UK helpline.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,537 Disability Gamechanger
    “Brian Blessed”.

  • teddiepieteddiepie Member Posts: 3 Listener
    THANK you for your replies . 
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hello teddiepie

    As mikehughescq stated CA does not automatically stop when you reach retirement age, and even if payments cease as state pension is a higher amount  underlying entitlement remains.

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