Disability Living Allowance

Extra money for ill and disabled people

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit to help with mobility or care costs.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) replaced DLA for people aged 16 to 64 in June 2013.

Who can claim

Children under age 16 can make a new claim for Disability Living Allowance.

You can also reclaim DLA if you were born on or before 8 April 1948 and you claimed it in the last 12 months. You'll receive a reclaim form in the post.

If you are 65 or over

If you or someone you look after is aged 65 or over and needs frequent help due to ill-health or disability you may be able to claim Attendance Allowance.

Free benefits check

Contact the Welfare Rights team for more information on this or any other benefit or tax credit.

Contact Welfare Rights

Welfare Rights enquiry form

Public Advice Line: 020 8921 6375

Textphone number: 18001 020 8921 6375

Fax: 020 8921 2016

Welfare Rights Service,
The Woolwich Centre,
35 Wellington Street,
London SE18 6HQ