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DLA is ending - know the facts

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is ending for people who were born after 8 April 1948 and are 16 or over. This will happen even if you have an indefinite or long-term award. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will send you a letter to invite you to apply for a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The letter will tell you what to do next and by when. Your DLA will end if you don’t claim PIP in time.

You will not be affected by this change and will continue to receive DLA if:

  • you were born on or before 8 April 1948; or
  • you are under the age of 16.

 PIP is different from DLA

PIP is intended to help with some of the extra costs caused by long-term health conditions and disabilities. PIP is made up of 2 components (parts):

  • daily living – for help participating in everyday life;
  • mobility – for help with getting around.

You can be paid either the daily living part or the mobility part on its own, or both at the same time. Each part is paid at two different levels: a ‘standard rate’ and an ‘enhanced rate’.

The rate you are paid depends on whether your ability to carry out daily living or mobility activities is ‘limited’ or ‘severely limited’. Find out more about PIP at www.gov.uk/pip/eligibility

To find out more information, please download the flyer: DLA is ending - know the facts.