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I'm a OAP on DLA and have not yet been asked to apply for PIP

BoabGBoabG Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited March 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
I'm a OAP on DLA and have not yet been asked to apply for PIP

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  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    Hi @BoabG welcome to the community. 

    Thank you for sharing this with us. Some of our members may be able to support you with this.
  • FitznspatzFitznspatz Member Posts: 45 Courageous
    I read this on the Citizens Advice Bureau site

    ”You’ll carry on getting DLA if you were 65 or over on 8 April 2013. For everyone else aged 16 and over, DLA will stop and you’ll need to claim PIP instead - even if you have a ‘lifetime’ or ‘indefinite’ award for DLA.”

    Seems like if you’re over 71 you’re not affected.
  • BoabGBoabG Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thanks for your reply Fitznspatz, I am aware of the conditions you mention.  My point in my post is about Amber Rudd making an announcement today that pensioners on PIP will not be tested again.  The people of my age range 66 to 71 will still be called for the humiliating test to transfer onto PIP.

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The statement made by Amber Rudd doesn't include those still waiting to be transferred across, it's for those already claiming PIP.  All those still waiting will eventually be invited to apply.
    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.
  • BoabGBoabG Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Yes poppy but that's my point, thousands of pensioners aged 66 to 71 with a life award for DLA, are still dreading the brown envelope that calls you to the humiliating assessment for PIP.  
  • FitznspatzFitznspatz Member Posts: 45 Courageous
    If it gives you consolation Boab, my wife’s assessment was anything but humiliating. Filling in the form took time but it was straightforward and the face to face interview was a purposeful and devoid of any trickery.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Another consolation is that your DLA payments continue until you're assessed for PIP.

    Not all stories are bad. Lots of people claim PIP successfully without any problems at all, we just don't hear their stories.
    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.
  • twonkertwonker Member - under moderation Posts: 617 Pioneering
    BoabG said:
    Yes poppy but that's my point, thousands of pensioners aged 66 to 71 with a life award for DLA, are still dreading the brown envelope that calls you to the humiliating assessment for PIP.  
    Everybody has to go onto PIP that isn't under 16 or over 71. DLA has finished. There have been thousands of OAP's that just missed the cut off date and have had to go through the PIP process.  
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