Disability Living Allowance
This section has information about the welfare benefit called Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
- DLA is a benefit for people who need help with their personal care, need supervision and/or need help getting around
- It has two "components", a care component and a mobility component
- As of June 2013 you cannot make a new claim for Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- If you need help with the additional cost of ill health or disability, you will now need to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- You will continue to receive your current award of DLA until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) contacts you about reassessment for PIP
- You can get DLA on top of 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 and be in work.
Last reviewed in August 2013. Next review August 2014.
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