Everyone of working age who currently receives DLA or wishes to claim the benefit will need to apply for PIP.
However, only new claimants are affected initially. Most existing DLA claimants will be invited to claim PIP between October 2015 and October 2017. See ‘When is PIP being introduced?’
Even those people who were awarded an indefinite or lifetime award of DLA will need to apply for PIP. There is no automatic transferral from the old benefit to the new.
Please note, you will not be affected by the change if you:
• were aged 65 or over on 8 April 2013 — you will continue to receive DLA as before
• are aged under 16 — you will continue to receive DLA until your 16th birthday, then you
will need to claim PIP
• receive Attendance Allowance (AA).
For more information please go to: http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/supporting-you/benefits-and-personal-independence-payment/what-is-personal-independence-payment/who-will-be-affected-by-the-introduction-of-personal-independence-payment.aspx
SG Mission: to serve our viewers by providing reliable, valuable, and important Deaf community oriented information in every newcast.