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Is it true that people on the lower (lowest) rate of the care component of disability living allowance (DLA) will not get awarded personal independence payment (PIP)?

There are only two rates of the daily living component of personal independence payment (PIP) and the government have said they intend to cut the bill for DLA payments by 20% when it becomes PIP.  This has led some people to believe that anyone who gets the lower rate of the care component of DLA will get nothing under PIP.

However, this is simply not true – the reality is much more complex.  Some people on the lowest  rate will definitely lose their award under PIP, but others will undoubtedly qualify at least for the standard rate of PIP, because the criteria for the two benefits are so different.