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dla to pip

Sparky57 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 2019 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi folks, i'm just starting the prossess of changing from DLA to PIP and not looking forward to it as i've heard no good things about the transition and how it gets people in a mess.
I dont understand how they can do this if you where awarded DLA for life but anything to keep DWP busy and give them power to put you down.


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Sparky57 welcome to the community! The criteria for PIP is very different to the criteria for DLA. Have you tried a PIP self-test?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Sparky57 and welcome

    What stage are you at ? Have you made the first phone call ? Have you received the PIP2 form ?
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Gerald
    Gerald Member Posts: 214 Pioneering
    Hi @Sparky57 first welcome next I have put a post up about this if you look there may be something that will help you all the best
    RAMPEDUP Member Posts: 3 Listener
    From memory I think if you are on a DLA  and nearing 65 yrs old, you need to apply for PIP some months before being 65 to get a lifetime/long term PIP. That may have changed, worth a check. (An fyi for those nearing 65.)
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    There is no need to jump the gun, if you are still on DLA past SRA you first PIP assessment will still count but it will set the ongoing award for the mobility component. If you are awarded standard mobility and accept it then even if your needs change you cannot be awarded the enhanced rate in the future
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,572

    Scope community team

    Hello @Sparky57 and welcome to the community. Best of luck with your switch from DLA to PIP, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. :)
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