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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants & moving over to Personal Indepence Payment (PIP)

Hello Members,

Eventually ALL those on DLA will be contacted to fill in a PIP claim form. Here is some information from Citizen Advice Bureau which explains about this changeover;

There is no automatic transfer from DLA to PIP. If you’re already getting DLA and you were aged 16 to 64 on 8 April 2013, or you become 16 after that date, the DWP will eventually ask you to make a new claim for PIP even if you have an indefinite or lifetime award of DLA.

The DWP will inform you when you need to claim PIP. If you fail to claim it, your DLA award will end. If you make a claim for PIP, the DWP will continue to pay DLA until four weeks after they make a decision on whether you can get it. There should be no break in payment if you move on to PIP

You will be contacted when they would like you to complete the PIP forms and for some this will not be until the end of next year 2015. However ALL people on DLA will be contacted even if you have a indefinite award you will still be asked to complete PIP forms during the changeover. You cannot choose to stay on DLA.

If you would like information how to fill in PIP forms please email us using and we would be happy to send them out to you

Best Wishes

Emma :)

FibroAction Administrator

4 Replies

Excellent post Emma which clarifies the changeover really well :)

Thank you for giving us the 'heads-up' on this matter :)

Healing fluffies for you :)

:) xxxsianxxx :)


Thank you Emma for the reminder, although I'm on indefinite DLA I knew at some point there would come a form to fill in for PIP. I have kept the form that I filled in originally for my claim and will use that to help me fill in the PIP form. I hope that others may still have their forms and that they too can use them with the new form though it will no doubt be different , but the old information may still be of use.

I would also like to say that if anyone has problems with filling forms in, the CAB are more than happy to help you with them and are very good at wording it correctly.

Foggy x


Thank you Emma, as gins says, it is an excellent post, and I know many of the members will find this exceedingly useful.

Thank you

Ken x


Ty it helllps us get ready for things and helps us cope a little better xx


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