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Attendance allowance

JohnDLewisJohnDLewis Member Posts: 4 Listener
I'm getting a little ahead of myself, I still have two years to Pension age.
I'm currently on PIP. As I understand it, people who are pensioners cannot claim PIP and have to claim Attendance allowance.
Is this so. Will my PIP be stopped automatically and will I have to - at that stage apply for Attendance allowance.
I find it all very worrying. I'm likely to be reassessed for PiP for the last 3 months of my "under pension age" time, and may (if this is so) have to be reassessed for AA after I reach pension age. An utter nightmare.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    You will continue to claim PIP for as long as you qualify because you already had the award. You will also continue to be re-assessed for PIP regardless of your age. 
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • YadnadYadnad Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Disability Gamechanger
    A absolutely Poppy.
    Many over 65's are being continuously assessed for PIP well after 65.
    I'm getting on for 71 next April and if I was still claiming it I would be looking at my fourth face to face assessment next year!

     
  • JohnDLewisJohnDLewis Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you folks. One less assessment to worry about. Two years out and I'm anxious already.
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