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Transferring from dla to pip

mykiddies3mykiddies3 Member Posts: 43 Connected
Hi everyone! Does anyone know what happens when transferring from dla to pip at 16? So my daughter has just been awarded pip which starts in the middle of February! I’ve just been trying to find out if she will continue to get any disability child premium type benefit? As with her dla she had a bit of extra money with the child tax credit? Not sure how it all works 🙄 or is there another benefit she can claim? She is in sixth form college

thankyou 

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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,324 Disability Gamechanger
    @Adrian_Scope scope will be able to help and @janer1967 may now so I have tagged them in so hopefuly one of them will reply soon 😀 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,126 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mykiddies3 - the disabled child element which is included with child tax credit can be claimed with PIP too. Please see: https://contact.org.uk/news-and-blogs/extra-tax-credit-payments-if-youre-claiming-dla/

  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,159 Pioneering
    Strictly she is not the one getting any child disability premium. You are the one claiming CTC and you get money for your daughter and this includes extra money if she is disabled.
    There will still be a disabled child element, the rate will depend on what level of PIP they have been awarded. If she has Enhanced rate Daily Living the Severely Disabled Child element applies, if not just the Disabled Child element applies.
    Note that it is your responsibility to tell HMRC about the change in benefit she is receiving.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • mykiddies3mykiddies3 Member Posts: 43 Connected
    Ok Thankyou! Yes she was on low rate dla care but has been awarded enhanced for pip! I still haven’t received the letter from pip but have been told over the phone! Our post is a nightmare at the moment so it could be a few weeks and I know her pip starts from February 15th so should I phone and tell them now? Or wait until the letter arrives? 

    Thankyou 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,135 Disability Gamechanger
    @lisathomas50 thanks for the tag 

    @calcotti has responded whi seems to have good knowledge of benefits sorry not seen you around before 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,324 Disability Gamechanger
    @janer1967 yes they are very good with benefits they have helped me alot today sent me a realy good link that explains alot 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,159 Pioneering
    Ok Thankyou! Yes she was on low rate dla care but has been awarded enhanced for pip! I
    Although I'm obviously sorry your daughter has difficulties she needs to deal with that's a good result and hopefully the extra money will help make life easier.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • mykiddies3mykiddies3 Member Posts: 43 Connected
    Thankyou calcotti 
    yes tbh she got the low rate award when she was 8 and I didn’t even know about mandatory reconciderations back then 🙄 I should of done this as she definitely should of qualified for a higher rate! But I’m so glad they have awarded her better this time 🤗 I was so panicky applying for pip as I know most people are 😬
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,159 Pioneering
    There are pros and cons to PIP. On the one hand it can be seen as unduly restrictive in terms of the assessment. On the other hand you know exactly what thy are looking for and what will pick up points which can help shape the way you present the information.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • mykiddies3mykiddies3 Member Posts: 43 Connected
    Yea I was worried about this as I hadn’t come across this forum before sending in her form! So that meant I hadn’t heard of the descriptors 😬 but it all worked out ok 🤗 thankfully!my daughter is mute also so this was worrying me with regards to her assessment! But they did a paper based assessment with just a couple of questions over the phone 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,324 Disability Gamechanger
    @mykiddies3 in cases like yours this is where I think a pspper based has its purpose glad that you got your award for your daughter 
  • stace1986stace1986 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Hi how do u no if u gonna get a paper based review
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,435 Disability Gamechanger
    hi @stace1986 you won't have a telephone assessment by a HCP, although sometimes a DWP DM will phone and check a few things with you.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
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