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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.


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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. 
    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 Posts: 2,856 Member
    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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