I have been on DLA since 2004, and in 2009 I was granted a lifetime award. Back in 2004, I was awarded DLA as I had severe mental health problems, some of which had been present since early childhood. I was given a lifetime award as the childhood issues were lifelong, and I had also suffered from severe depression for over 25 years and this has got worse as I have got older. All was fine until I received a letter in September advising me that my DLA was ending and if I wished, I could make a claim for PIP. As my mental health is no better, and in addition I now have a number of physical disabilities which greatly affect me on a daily basis, I decided to submit my claim for PIP. I had to return the form by 14th October, which I did, and I was called for my assessment on 9th November. Yesterday morning, I received the decision letter dated 10th December. I will be requesting a mandatory reconsideration, as I do not believe the award reflects the severity of my disabilities. However, I did notice something rather strange on the award letter. Namely, my PIP award does not start until 11th January 2017. Until thn, I will continue to receive DLA. My final payment of DLA is due on 3rd January, and my next payment, due on 1st February will be PIP. What has happened to PIP being awarded from the date of submission of the claim form? In my case, this would be 14th October, and I would have received an average of 55 days back money? It appears to me that DWP have yet again moved the goalposts, and those being transferred from DLA onto PIP are losing out. As far as I am concerned, it is yet another government scam, designed to hit the most vulnerable in society where it matters most - in their pockets! My 22 year old son, who has complex special needs and has been disabled since early childhood, transferred from DLA to PIP just under 2 years ago. He received over £1000 in back money, when he received his award letter, as the award was backdated to the day after his DLA stopped, a total of nearly 3 months! To say I am angry is putting it mildly! Before becoming disabled, I worked as a Nurse in the NHS for almost 30 years. I have paid my taxes in full, yet I am being penalised for not being able to work until retirement age. I feel as if I have been conned! I would be interested to hear if anyone else has had a similar experience been transferring from DLA to PIP.