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Miarose17
Miarose17 Community member Posts: 31 Connected
edited May 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi my names neville i was diagnosed osteoarthritus in both knees 15 years ago and fibromyalga 14 years ago ive had to leave work now ive been get the low rate of dla £24.45 but i rang pip up for the forms women on phone said if i get turned down for pip i lose my dla is this true thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,025 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2022
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    Hi,

    Yes, that's correct your DLA will end once a decision's been made on your PIP claim. If the worst happens and you're refused PIP you can challenge the decision.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Miarose17
    Miarose17 Community member Posts: 31 Connected
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    Whys that because ive still got bad knees and they gave me that for good so why do they stop it
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,025 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2022
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    Because you've started a PIP claim so your DLA will now end once the PIP decision's been made. DLA no longer exists for those born after 9th April 1948.
    Didn't you get some expert advice before you claimed PIP?

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Miarose17
    Miarose17 Community member Posts: 31 Connected
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    Hi ive been awarded lcwra if my wife puts in for carers allowance to look after me will i lose my lcwra thankz nev
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Miarose17 said:
    Hi ive been awarded lcwra if my wife puts in for carers allowance to look after me will i lose my lcwra thankz nev
    No. Note that your wife can only claim Carer’s Allowance or Carer’s Element (via UC) if you get PIP Daily Living or Middle-High Care DLA.
  • Miarose17
    Miarose17 Community member Posts: 31 Connected
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    I get standard rate care and standard rate mobility so i wont lose my lcwra if my wife claim carers thanks
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,025 Disability Gamechanger
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    Miarose17 said:
    I get standard rate care and standard rate mobility so i wont lose my lcwra if my wife claim carers thanks

    No.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Miarose17 said:
    I get standard rate care and standard rate mobility so i wont lose my lcwra if my wife claim carers thanks
    No. She can go ahead and claim.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2023
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    If you are living together and have a joint UC claim she simply needs to report that she is a carer through her UC journal and she will then get the carer element of UC added. She doesn't need to claim Carer's Allowance and doing so will make no difference to your joint income because the CA will be deducted from the UC payment.

    She could ask UC if they will backdate the carer element to when your PIP award started (But thy may say she should have reported it sooner).

    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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