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Personal Independence Payment

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether during the transfer period from disability living allowance to personal independence payments carers will have to make a fresh application for carers allowance once transferred to personal independence payments.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

During the transfer period from disability living allowance (DLA) to personal independence payment (PIP) carers, who care for a person on the qualifying rate of DLA who is awarded the daily living component of PIP, will not be expected to make a fresh application for carer’s allowance (CA). The daily living component of PIP will act as a gateway for CA for working age recipients from 2013 and DLA will remain a gateway for those who are not working age.

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