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)
You can find more information about Personal Independence Payment here.
If you are already getting DLA, you will continue to receive your benefit until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) contacts you about reassessment for PIP. The DWP will eventually reassess everyone aged between 16 and 64. This is a gradual process. Reassessment of people on DLA began in October 2013 and is likely to continue until 2018.
This section provides information for people who are still receiving DLA.
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is being replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP) you can no longer make a new claim for DLA
- DLA is a benefit you can get if you need help with care and/or getting around.
- If your condition improves or you need more help or you go into hospital, you have to tell the Department for Work and Pensions straight away.
- If your circumstances change you may have to apply for PIP.
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. Just visit www.mentalhealthandmoneyadvice.org to find out more.
This information is correct as of February 2015, as this is not available for any new claimants this information will not be reviewed again.
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