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TOPIC: DLA/AA

DLA/AA 6 years 1 month ago #67960

The last time I asked if we knew what would happen to those of 65 and over as regards to the above the answer was that nothing had been decided.

Yet a member has posted that despite being over 65 and having an award for life they have been sent a new DLA can this be correct ? Anyone have any clarification. :unsure:

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Re:DLA/AA 6 years 1 month ago #67961

tipsy wrote:

The last time I asked if we knew what would happen to those of 65 and over as regards to the above the answer was that nothing had been decided.

Yet a member has posted that despite being over 65 and having an award for life they have been sent a new DLA can this be correct ? Anyone have any clarification. :unsure:

Nothing has changed with regard to PIP, however, that does not mean that someones existing award cannot be reviewed at any time :(

Gordon

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Re:DLA/AA 6 years 1 month ago #67973

tipsy wrote:

The last time I asked if we knew what would happen to those of 65 and over as regards to the above the answer was that nothing had been decided.

Yet a member has posted that despite being over 65 and having an award for life they have been sent a new DLA can this be correct ? Anyone have any clarification. :unsure:


Hi tipsy,

Can you provide a link for that post.

As far as PIP is concerned for the over 65's, it's only a proposal in the Welfare Reform Bill. It hasn't been approved yet by Parliament, and possibly never will be.

I'm working with my MP (Tim Farron, President of the LibDems) on this, who has submitted questions to Maria Miller, Minister for Disabled People. According to him,
many MP's from all parties are not happy that those over 65 currently on DLA will lose it if the proposals become law.

Watch this space for further information, which I expect soon now that Parliament has
returned after the Summer recess.

Jim

Mod note : Posted by Jim, accidentally logged in on my wife Pat's account, but leaving it rather than delete and starting again

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Re:DLA/AA 6 years 1 month ago #67979

Its on this forum,under DLA Review just copied it.
Either they are going to stop it for the over 65`s or they are scared of the furore it will cause. Mind you the worry will likely kill them off by then.
Thanks and looking forward to hearing what ever you find out.

Tipsy.



DLA review 1 Day, 23 Hours ago
I am over 65, having first received AA for life and then without review DLA. Benefit received from about 1985.

I am absolutely stunned to receive a DLA claim form with covering letter saying DWP want to check I am receiving correct amount of benefit. I have been given 4 calendar weeks to get everything together- I have 3 weeks left.

Can't find any specific info on reviews on this site _ I guess its the same for re-applying for award after it has
run out. Except you get more notice.

I am particularly concerned about the section which requires you to put names and addresses of people who provide you with care. I employ people through Direct Payments and none of them wish to be included.I cannot force them to and totally agree with their reasons.Maybe I could put down a Local Authority contact? I just don't know.

Anyone got any thoughts on this? I have read advice for this excellent site, but what happens if your carers don't want to have to talk about me to the DWP? Its not in their contract that they might have to break confidentiality in this way. Please note: although no board code and smiley buttons are shown, they are still usable.
jennydi46

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