Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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scratcher
scratcher Community member Posts: 2 Listener
As I am 76yrs old I believe I am entitled to dla for the rest of my life, awarded back in 1993 due to spinal damage as a result of botched surgery.
What I am wondering is that as I now suffer from sleep apnea can I claim the pip allowance for this as well?
Have heard all the horror stories about pip awards and in fact know of one severely disabled lady who had her dla cut back due to pip and I do not want to stir up a hornets nest as it were, can anyone out there enlighten me please,
Many thanks


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    You will not be able to claim PIP because you are above state pension age. Your DLA will continue. Even if you could claim PIP, a claim for this would end a DLA claim.
    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.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,995 Disability Gamechanger
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    Do you know what rates of DLA you receive? If your condition has worsened you may be entitled to a higher rate but we couldn't advise on if you would be.  
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