DLA to PIP for 80 year old

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hi my dad who is almost 80 has received a letter from dwp telling him he will be moved from dla to pip, its says his claim indefinetly, does he need to put a claim in for pip or not? also just wondering if he would be entitled to mobility because he struggles to get around he got lower rate dla until last year when it was raised to higher rate dla but was told he could not entitled to mobility part as he was over 65 is this information correct

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    They will send him forms to fill out, I actually thought they couldn't move him over a certain age and that he could stay on dla I could be wrong though

    If he fills out the forms they could find him entitled to more but I'm not sure whether they will transfer him to AA instead, we will find out soon

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    Hi,

    Having read the letter that you uploaded i think this has to be one of those letters that's badly written by DWP. Your Dad was outside the age where he will be invited to apply for PIP when it was introduced in 2013. At the time the rules were that if you were over 65 on 8th April 2013 then you won't be invited to apply for PIP.

    Read the letter again and you will see that it doesn't actually ask him to apply for PIP. What it says is that DLA is changing to PIP, it doesn't invite him to apply because he's outside the age.

    At the bottom it says information about PIP and nothing else.

    As he doesn't claim the mobility part of DLA and he's over the age of 65 then i'm afraid he won't be able to claim for this now. As he has an indefinite award of DLA at the maximum care amount then a claim for Attendance Allowance would be pointless because he can't be awarded anything higher and there's no mobility part to Attendance Allowance.

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