I have been looking at the blogs but cannot find one on the subject of DLA changing to PIP.
Essentially, everyone who currently receives DLA between the ages of 16 and 64 are to be re-assessed for Personal Independence Payment regardless of timescale award i.e. even if you are currently getting indefinate payments. If you are getting DLA but will be over 65 by 2013 then DLA will be left in place "for the time being". Make of that what you will.
The government expect to save a whopping £1.4bn after the assessments are completed in 2016. They are due to start next year.
Whichever PIP it is, either the breast implants or DLA expiry, one is already a disaster for many people and the other one has all the hallmarks of a further imploding disaster on people's lives. I strongly recommend that you seek professional advice either through your local PD Branch or CAB. Apparently the assessment will be face-to-face with "someone" although the decision to give or not give will be taken by a decision maker in Birmingham as happens now. Initially, please go to dwp.gov.uk/pip for further information. This is too important to ignore