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Hi, im Jo_boswell! Is DLA meant to stop on a child's 16th birthday?

Jo_boswellJo_boswell Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited January 14 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi All, my frineds son was 16 in the summer, she filled in the PIP form and sent it back in Nov 2020, she is till receiving DLA and CA herself, is this due to COVID as she was under the impression that DLA stopped at his birthday? thank you


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    The DLA will continue until a decision's been made on the PIP and there's no timescales how long that decision will take. Most people are having telephone assessments so once an appointment becomes available they will send a letter with a date and time.
    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.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,494 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Jo_boswell and welcome to our online community! I'm glad you found us and @poppy123456
    was able to help.

    I've slightly tweaked the title of your post to help other's who might have the same question, and have moved it to our PIP, DLA and AA discussion board.  

    Please let us know if you have any more questions :) 
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  • Jo_boswellJo_boswell Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you to you all 😘
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,123 Pioneering
    Hi @Jo_boswell

    Welcome to the community, hope the above advice has been helpful :) 
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