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TOPIC: When will I be invited to claim PIP?

When will I be invited to claim PIP? 1 year 2 weeks ago #141797

  • Gordon
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To all members

We've had a large number of posts on this subject so I have created this sticky post to try and answer your questions.

Will I be invited to claim PIP?

All DLA claimants who were under the age of 65 on 8 April 2013 will be invited to claim PIP even if they are over the age of 65 when they are asked to do so.

If you were 65 or over on 8 April 2013 then you will not be invited to claim and you will continue to receive DLA as long as you continue to meet the criteria for an award. If you have a fixed term award then you will still be subject to DLA re-assessment and you can still be re-assessed for DLA under the Right Payment Programme.

The Right Payment Programme

When will I be invited

Our understanding is that all qualifying DLA awards on the UK mainland (see above) can now be invited to claim PIP, claimants will be invited at random over at least the next two years to start a PIP claim, so there is no way for an individual to know when they will be invited.

Unfortunately, with a process such as this, there are no fair ways to organise the transfer, whilst using claimant data such as a surname or National Insurance Number would give some level of visibility as to when a claimant would actually be invited, they actually create additional unfairness for those who will be transferred early versus those who will be transferred later. A random selection is probably the least unfair way to manage the transfer.

How will I be invited?

Our PIP Claim guide has details of the "transfer" process and the timescales for each activity, you should be able to answer all of your questions about how it will be managed by reading the guide.

The guide is available in the PIP section of the Members Only Guides section or can be accessed directly on the following link.


Who will assess me?

The following link includes a map showing how the country covered by ATOS and Capita


What can I claim?

All DLA claimants invited to claim PIP will be assessed for both components of PIP (Daily Living and Mobility), this will be the case even if you are 65 or over.

The rules limiting claims for Mobility over the age of 65 are suspended for claimants being "transferred"

What if I don't get the award I think I deserve?

All PIP entitlement Decisions carry a right of appeal.

Is there an way I can keep my DLA?

I'm afraid not, once and invitation has been issued then you cannot retain your DLA award in the long term.

Providing you meet all of the requirements for making a PIP claim then your DLA claim will remain in payment until four weeks after a Decision on your PIP claim is made. (Taking Gordon's advice in : This Topic into account.)

If necessary your DLA claim will be extended to cover this.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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