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TOPIC: dla to attendance allowance

dla to attendance allowance 1 month 6 days ago #172147

I was afew months away from the age of staying on dla, my condition had worsened but I didn't request reassament a si didn't want to lose the lower rate I had aready- now I have to change to pip so it remains to be seen but could I have just applied for attendance allowance instead of PIP
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dla to attendance allowance 1 month 6 days ago #172172

Hi Kelly,

Yes, you could have chosen to apply for AA instead of PIP if you are over 65. There is no mobility element of AA.

If your PIP claim should be disallowed, you still have the option of applying for AA.
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dla to attendance allowance 1 week 5 days ago #174478

thankyou why didn't dwp tellme that I could have applied for AA instead I would rather have done that- I have leftof vital info and played down my abilities instead of at my worst I am so stupid
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dla to attendance allowance 1 week 5 days ago #174482

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kelly wrote:
thankyou why didn't dwp tellme that I could have applied for AA instead I would rather have done that- I have leftof vital info and played down my abilities instead of at my worst I am so stupid

I'm sorry but I don't understand :)

AA is no different from PIP, neither should be based on your claiming purely on how you are only when you are at your worst.

Gordon
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dla to attendance allowance 1 week 4 days ago #174636

dear gorgen see mrs hurtybacks answer above, she said if I get turned down for pip I can go for AA i am old enough, pip is connected with atos and capita isn't it but AA isn't??
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dla to attendance allowance 1 week 4 days ago #174637

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kelly wrote:
dear gorgen see mrs hurtybacks answer above, she said if I get turned down for pip I can go for AA i am old enough, pip is connected with atos and capita isn't it but AA isn't??

I was actually referring to your comment "I have left of vital info and played down my abilities instead of at my worst I am so stupid"

As far as I am aware ATOS still provide the DWP with medical support for DLA and AA.

Gordon
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