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cwatson0000cwatson0000 Member Posts: 27 Listener
I turned 18on the 8th September and my DLA claim ended on the 7th September even though my claim for PIP is still being assessed. Is this lawful? It’s taken this long to get it done since I was 16 because moving from England to N Ireland and they suspended the re assessment for a while due to covid.


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,264 Disability Gamechanger

    Here in the UK DLA should continue until a decision's been made on your PIP, providing you applied and returned your forms before the deadline.  I have no idea if this is the same for N. Ireland. You will need to ring DFC to ask them.
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  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,800 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 15
    Northern Ireland is part of the UK (but not Great Britain). I would be surprised if the rules for DLA to PIP transfer differ in NI but don’t know. It’s possible there are some extra rules for claimants moving from the ‘mainland’ to NI.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • cwatson0000cwatson0000 Member Posts: 27 Listener
    Hi guys just saying for anyone else who might I counter the same issue… I called today and they said when they do make a decision it will be back dated from the day after my DLA claim ended. 
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