I got a letter from DWP which was an annual proof of DLA entitlement + to tell me about the amount from April.
There are three pages added to the back of the letter (already 5 pages long; are DWP keeping the paper industry going?
These three extra pages are about Personal Independence Payment (which I'll shorten to PIP in rest of this) and how people currently receiving DLA
are affected.People aged 65 or over
on or before 8 April 2013 don't need to claim PIP & will continue to get DLA unless their circumstances change.Children
will continue to receive DLA until they reach the age of 16.
Children who reach the age of 16 before 7 Oct 2013 will continue to receive DLA until at least 2015 unless the award is due to end or their circumstances change.Those aged between 16 & 65...
"If there are changes in how your health condition or disability affects you on or after 7 October 2013 then you'll be asked to make a claim for PIP. When you report the change of needs we'll explain what will happen next."
If an existing DLA award is due to end or be reviewed on or after 7 Oct 2013 and you haven't already received a renewal letter, you'll be asked to make a claim for PIP. "We'll write to you in plenty of time if you need to take any action. You don't need to contact us now
"Everyone else in receipt of DLA will not be contacted until 2015 or later
, unless you report a change in circs or if your award is due to end as above. We'll write to you in plenty of time to explain. You don't need to contact us now.
If, after we contact you about claiming PIP, you decide to apply, your DLA will continue to be paid until we make a decision about your claim. If you decide not to apply for PIP, your DLA will end."