From 10th June 2013, it is no longer possible for adults aged 16 or over to make a fresh claim for disability living allowance.Instead, you will need to make a claim for personal independence payment (PIP).With the Fibro et al I believe I should get MRC and HRM if I am very lucky.Firstly DO NOT fill the forms in by yourself, get help from CAB, DIAL or Welfare Rights - people who apply via them have a much higher initial success rate and a higher success rate at appeals and tribunals. Thirdly you have to put down plenty of detail, thoroughly explain HOW your condition affects you day to day, why you can't do X and what help you get/need for it.I also got a letter from the job centre saying claim start date 28/11/2012 Claim Termination date N/A At a weekly rate of £105.95 Second Claim Start Date N/A Second Claim Termination Date N/A At a weekly rate of N/A PAID UP TO: 30/04/2012 Anyone any ideas whats going on?None of these amounts actually work out using the rates published by DWP. The letter should tell you what premiums you are getting.
It could also entitle you to LRM if you need someone to take you to unfamiliar places because you can't follow directions, read a map, tell left from right, need help crossing roads etc.
Advisers should check any letters sent to DLA claimants carefully to see whether they are in fact invitations to claim PIP, 5and check at the earliest possible stage if expected DLA renewal forms have not materialised.
This is paramount as if a claimant does not respond to an invitation to claim PIP, the DLA award will be terminated.6 The process of claiming PIP for a transfer claimant is identical to that for new claims.
You are here: Benefits Guides | Personal Independence Payment (PIP)Personal Independence Payment (PIP) This new benefit hasreplaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for claimants over 16.
Claim number 08Many existing DLA claimantsturning 16 or with fixed length DLA awards that are ending will find they are being sent PIP claim packs, get help to fill this in as it is expected that over 40% of existing DLA claimants will not qualify for this replacement benefit.
However, advisers will not need telling that the process of claiming PIP is (for most claimants) fraught with delays.