Disability Living Allowance
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit which helps with the additional costs of ill health or disability.
You cannot make a new claim for DLA because it is being replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Introduction to DLA
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit for people who need help with their personal care, need supervision and/or need help with getting around. It has two "components", a care component and a mobility component. Many people with mental health problems receive DLA.
DLA is paid on top of Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance and other benefits. DLA does not reduce your other benefits. In some cases getting DLA can actually increase the amount you get in other benefits. You can receive DLA if you are in or out of work.
We know that money and mental health problems often go hand in hand. That’s why Rethink Mental Illness, as part of Mental Health UK, have set up a new website. It will help you understand, manage and improve your mental and financial health. You can find a wide range of information to help you with your benefits.