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PIP and pension credit

JanisH2950
JanisH2950 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Last Friday 15th June I received a letter to say I would be getting PIP from July 11th 2018. I have both components at standard rate, which has now made me £150.00 worse off than when I was on DLA. I ha e just looked at my bank account and my Pension Credit has stopped, even though the PIP doesn’t start until 11/07/18. Is this correct or should I still be getting it. Hope you can help me as this is so very worrying. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,696 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP isn't means tested and won't affect your pension credit. I would advise you to ring them to ask why it's stopped. It could be that they transfer over to DLA has temporary stopped it but i would have no idea the reasons why, i could only guess.
  • JanisH2950
    JanisH2950 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you. I will ring them x
  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,413 Disability Gamechanger
    Poppy is right PIP is not means tested, and to put your mind at rest ring DWP to ask why your pension credit has stopped. 
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    Last Friday 15th June I received a letter to say I would be getting PIP from July 11th 2018. I have both components at standard rate, which has now made me £150.00 worse off than when I was on DLA. I ha e just looked at my bank account and my Pension Credit has stopped, even though the PIP doesn’t start until 11/07/18. Is this correct or should I still be getting it. Hope you can help me as this is so very worrying. 
    First of all, the reduction in terms of money - DLA to PIP is intentional. It was one of the reasons why PIP came into being - to reduce how much people were getting.

    As for the GPC it is likely that the Pension Service have put a temporary block on payments as you have moved from DLA to PIP. Give them a ring and get them to release the payments - it is a common thing they do if anything changes - they stop the payments.
  • JanisH2950
    JanisH2950 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I’ve done that now thanks, they are looking into it x

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