Disability Living Allowance
Extra money for ill and disabled people
Personal Independence Payment (or PIP) has replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16 to 64 from 10 June 2013.
Most people who are already getting DLA are not affected by the changes until October 2015, but some will be affected earlier and will be asked to claim PIP from 28 October 2013.
Please visit our Personal Independence Payment page to find out more – including when the changes are likely to affect you.
Who can claim
Children under age 16 are not affected by the current changes and can continue to claim Disability Living Allowance.
If you have a child under 16 with a physical or mental illness or disability, who needs extra help, visit our 'Children with additional support needs' page for more information about benefits and tax credits you may be able to claim.
If you are 65 or over
Visit our Attendance Allowance page if you or someone you look after is aged 65 or over and needs frequent help due to ill-health or disability.
Contact the Welfare Rights team for more information on this or any other benefit or tax credit.