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Lifetime DLA claimants now being forced to apply for PIP nationally

The DWP has confirmed that claimants getting an indefinite or lifetime award of disability living allowance (DLA) throughout the UK will now start being transferred to personal independence payment (PIP).

The move from DLA to PIP for lifetime claimants began in pilot areas in July of this year, with further postcodes being added in September.

However, the DWP announced the national roll out of the transfer in the latest edition HB Direct, a bulletin that goes out to all local authorities:

“From October 2015, PIP will be rolled out across GB to claimants that have a long-term or indefinite award of DLA.

“The rollout will be carefully managed to make sure that the volume of invitations issued to claimants in each postcode matches the capacity of the assessment providers in that area.”

The award rate for DLA to PIP reassessments has fallen from a high of 79% last November, down to a low of 72%. This means that currently more than a quarter of DLA claimants do not get an award of PIP.

You can download the latest edition of HB Direct from this link

Comments  

#8 kathy 2015-11-21 07:18
Quoting M Dacey :
My wife was born on 25/7/1948 has a indefinite. Award for life will she be transferd to pip

No. If you have reached age 65 before April 2013 then you remain on DLA. Read the literature on this site.
#7 M Dacey 2015-11-20 20:24
My wife was born on 25/7/1948 has a indefinite. Award for life will she be transferd to pip
#6 trisha 2015-10-16 12:23
Hi my DLA care and motobility was renewed on the 30/07/2013 but I was not 65yrs till 13/07/2013 eventhough I was 65 when reassessed but still on DLA I suppose I will still have to go for new assessment to PIP which is very unfair so is this right
+2 #5 carruthers 2015-10-09 09:43
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Domgem sorry to say, All existing DLA claimants (aged 16 to 64 on 8 April 2013) will be transferred to PIP
Not quite - all those below the age you've given will be invited to apply for PIP - as the article pointed out, a quarter of those will not be transferred. That's part of the point of PIP.
+1 #4 kathy 2015-10-08 17:06
Quote:
domg
Can anyone answer my query? My wife has a lifetime/indefinite award for DLA and is aged 63yrs and retired, will she still have to go through the trauma of a face to face application to transfer to PIP as she had to for ESA a few years ago?
I'm the same age and have an indefinite award. From what I have read of other people's experiences, very few people are being reassessed without a face to face interview. However, if it is not possible for her to travel, you can request a home visit to do the assessment.
+1 #3 JayC 2015-10-08 02:17
Domgem sorry to say, All existing DLA claimants (aged 16 to 64 on 8 April 2013) will be transferred to PIP
+2 #2 domgem 2015-10-07 20:00
domg
Can anyone answer my query? My wife has a lifetime/indefi nite award for DLA and is aged 63yrs and retired, will she still have to go through the trauma of a face to face application to transfer to PIP as she had to for ESA a few years ago?
+3 #1 kathy 2015-10-05 16:47
Please can you clarify? Does the award rate of 72% for DLA to PIP reassessments include those who have won after MC and appeal?

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