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Pip or pension?

leeCal Member Posts: 4,236 Disability Gamechanger
hi, my pip award ends next year but my pension begins, is it true that I can’t get pip after that in addition to pension? Just wondering, thanks.


  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,464 Disability Gamechanger
    Hmm. You might want to re-check those dates. You can't make a new claim to PIP after you're pensionable age but you can certainly renew before then. 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,236 Disability Gamechanger
    @mikehughescq thank you, the dates are both March 2021, I originally thought they’d done it on purpose so that I am helped by one or the other? 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,280 Disability Gamechanger
    If all else fails you can claim AA when you have retired, although that has no mobility part just care.
    Offering PIP advice to people with epilepsy.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,236 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @woodbine, attendance allowance could help things, I’ll check somewhere about rates etc,
  • wilko
    wilko Member Posts: 2,413 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello, if you are claiming pip at pension claim date you will continue to receive pip unless you do not meet the requirements for claiming. You can renew your current claim if you loose the mobility part you will have to take it to tribunal. If it’s your first pip application then you will not be awarded the mobility part once you have past the pension claiming age if it’s your first pip claim.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,236 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @wilko that’s helpful to know. I’ll phone them tomorrow and find out about renewing. Thanks.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @leeCal, did you manage to get in touch with them? :)

  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,236 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Chloe_Scope no, I decided to look around and I found out that you can’t renew a claim before six months and in theory they should contact me three months before the award end date. So I decided to let it go for a few months, until October actually. Then I’ll phone them. I got the info from turntoUs so I’m relying on it being correct.

    on a separate matter Chloe I’m not getting notifications when someone uses my name etc any thoughts on that please?
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @leeCal, here is how you should be able to change your email settings:
    • Go to 'My profile' at the top of the page
    • Press 'Edit profile' 
    • Press 'Notification preferences' 
    • Scroll down to 'Notify me when people mention me' and make sure 'email' is ticked
    • Press 'Save preferences' which is at the bottom of the page
    Hope this helps!


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