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PIP extended to existing DLA claimants in Scotland from January 2014

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced that Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will be rolled out to existing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants in more areas starting January 2014 - including some areas in Scotland.

From 13 January 2014, the DWP will extend the areas where existing DLA claimants are invited to claim PIP to Scottish postcodes beginning with

  • DG (Dumfries and Galloway)
  • EH (Edinburgh)
  • TD (Galashiels) and
  • ML (Motherwell).

From January, individuals living in the above areas will be invited to claim PIP if any of the following apply: 1) they report a change in how a health condition or disability affects them; 2) they reach the end of an existing fixed term award of DLA; 3) they are approaching the age of 16; 4) they choose to claim PIP instead of their DLA.

The vast majority of claimants - including those with an indefinite or lifetime award of DLA - will continue to claim DLA until 2015, after which point they will be sent information about applying for PIP.

The DWP has produced a map of the PIP reassessment areas from January 2014 (link opens in a new window)

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