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over 70years old

hi. I'm over 70 years old with a number of health problems .I have been on D.L.A. a number of years but recently I applied  for P.I.P.over the phone as I have been having treatment for cancer they text me on my mobile thanking me for applying then 6 weeks along the line I rang them up about the forms I should have received and they told over the I was not entitled to apply for P.I.P. as I was never informed by letter or anything the answer I I got was because I was born a year to early that was 1947 I have to stay on D.L.A. the people who claim carer allowance is far better than D.L. A. I think it is totally very unfair.

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  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    @cliffb1947

    Most claimants would love to have been spared the trauma of having to transfer from DLA to PIP, myself included!  I was 64 years and 9 months in the cut-off qualifying month of April 2013 - so had to go through the whole PIP nightmare.

    Why do you want to change from DLA to PIP?  The rates are only slightly higher, nothing significant.  If you think you should be on a higher rate of DLA, you would be entitled to apply for this. I don't know whether different carers allowance rules apply to DLA than to PIP.  I suggest you ask in Ask a benefits advisor category. 
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @cliffb1947 you can call the Scope helpline on 0808 800 3333 if you need to chat with someone :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    hi. I'm over 70 years old with a number of health problems .I have been on D.L.A. a number of years but recently I applied  for P.I.P.over the phone as I have been having treatment for cancer they text me on my mobile thanking me for applying then 6 weeks along the line I rang them up about the forms I should have received and they told over the I was not entitled to apply for P.I.P. as I was never informed by letter or anything the answer I I got was because I was born a year to early that was 1947 I have to stay on D.L.A. the people who claim carer allowance is far better than D.L. A. I think it is totally very unfair.
    I'm not sure why you think those that claim Carers Allowance are better than those who claim DLA. People claim carers allowance for looking after a person who claim PIP/DLA. People don't claim Carers Allowance because of their health. Be thankful that you didn't have to apply for PIP because 1000's of people lost their benefit because of this. People lost their mobility car and are completely housebound because of this. You're extremely lucky you didn't have to transfer over.
    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.
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