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Does PIP continue when I reach State pension age?

ESABenefitsUK123ESABenefitsUK123 Member Posts: 41 Connected
As per subject title -
1. Does PIP continue when I reach State pension age?
2. Also, am I right in thinking that PIP is not means tested?
Thanks a lot for any comments.

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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ESABenefitsUK123, PIP does continue past state pension age. However, if you had not claimed the mobility component before this age, you will be unable to do so. You also would not be able to move from the standard to enhanced rate of mobiity after the state pension age.

    PIP is not means tested. :)
    Scope

  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,327 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello, Chloe, has answered your questions fully but I would advise you to get good supporting evidence for your next assessment so as to keep your mobility allowance. I have read of many on high rate mobility and on reassessment have loss it or had it reduced to standard rate then ending up taking it to a MR then Tribunal hearing which is 12 months waits at the earliest.
  • JulieTuesdayJulieTuesday Member Posts: 47 Connected
    Hi, I wondered, at the moment I get mobility low payment on DLA and high on Living DLA does that mean as I am now pension age I 'could' get a higher Mobility please? just reading your above comment re pension age and thinking re my deterioration.   Thank you.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @JulieTuesday, if you are at pension age then you wouldn't be able to claim higher mobility if you currently receive low mobility. If deterioration happens before pension age then you could put in a claim of your condition getting worse.

    I hope this helps. :)
    Scope

  • JulieTuesdayJulieTuesday Member Posts: 47 Connected
    OK, Thank you, I hope I get a higher Living allowance then.  Many thanks.  
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi, I wondered, at the moment I get mobility low payment on DLA and high on Living DLA does that mean as I am now pension age I 'could' get a higher Mobility please? just reading your above comment re pension age and thinking re my deterioration.   Thank you.
    If you're transferring from DLA to PIP then yes it's possible to claim the Enhanced mobility this time. If you're not awarded Enhanced mobility and you decide not to request the MR/Tribunal then you won't be able to claim it in the future.
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  • JulieTuesdayJulieTuesday Member Posts: 47 Connected
    Oh, thank you Poppy, yes I am transferring from DLA to PIP and was award both mobility and living on DLA indefinitely.  I am a bit scared to phone and ask for a copy of my assessment as I struggle on the phone to hear and talk so will leave that one, I won't be taking anything any further if I don't get a higher award sadly I just can't cope to do those sort of things. What will be will be! Thank you again for explaining, I have a small glimmer of hope now!  

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