can claim the Mobility component of PIP even though, I am in receipt of my state pension?

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Rosielea
Rosielea Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
I am in receipt of the Daily Living component of PIP (have been for a few years as I have RA). I recently received my State Pension and have been diagnosed with COPD. This has made me unable to walk very far at all as I get breathless.  Was wondering if anyone knows if I can claim the Mobility component of PIP even though I am in receipt of my state pension ?? Thanks in anticipation of anyone answering .......

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  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Championing
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    Hi @Rosielea

    Good Morning & Welcome ??

    I am one of the Community Champion’s on here.

    We have got some good info on “Pip”

    Here’s a link for you below:

    https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/personal-independence-payment

    Please please let me know if there’s anything that I can help you further???

    @steve51
  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,776 Pioneering
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    Hi @Rosielea thank you for sharing this with us. 
    On the AGEUK website it says: If you’re awarded PIP before you’re of State Pension age, you’ll continue to receive it after too.
    But regarding the mobility component, our members may be able to answer this for you.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,295 Championing
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    HI,

    As you're over the age of 65 you won't be able to claim for the mobility part of PIP.
  • wilko
    wilko Community member Posts: 2,458 Championing
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    Those claiming the mobility part of PIP will continue to get it as long as they meet the criteria of the PIP descriptors when they retire and get their state pension. New claimants cannot claim or have an upgraded award from standard to enhanced mobility.