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Personal Independence Payments roll out

If you’re getting Disability Living Allowance and you were aged 16 to 64 on 8 April 2013, or you become 16 after that date, the DWP will ask you to make a new claim for PIP even if you have an indefinite or lifetime award of DLA.

The DWP will inform you when you need to claim PIP. If you fail to claim it, your DLA award will end. If you make a claim for PIP, the DWP will continue to pay DLA until four weeks after they make a decision on whether you can get it. There should be no break in payment if you move on to PIP.

These are the reassessment criteria and they apply to those living in BB postcodes from 23rd February 2015.

  • you were under 65 on 8 April 2013 and one of the following applies to you:
  • your existing DLA award is due to end and you haven’t received a DLA renewal letter, or
  • you report a change in how your disability or health condition affects you, or
  • you reach the age of 16 on or after 7 October 2013 (unless you’re getting DLA under the special rules for terminally ill people).

Click here for more details: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england.htm

 

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