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Sparky57
Sparky57 Community 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.

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    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 Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    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 Community member Posts: 214 Pioneering
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    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
    RAMPEDUP Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    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 Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    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: 11,381 Scope online community team
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    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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