Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment

Disability Living Allowance is still available for children under the age of 16.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people aged 16-65 who have a disability or long term health problem. For people who do not already get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) PIP was introduced in the whole of Great Britain from June 2013

PIP is replacing DLA for people aged 16-65. This process started in April 2013 and will be completed by December 2017. For more information about how you will be affected by PIP if you already get DLA please see our information sheet ‘The Abolition of Adult Disability Living Allowance’.

Many people have successfully claimed DLA because their child needs help with, for example, washing, dressing or going to the toilet; needs someone to keep an eye on them during the day; needs someone to keep an eye on them at night; cannot get around outdoors without supervision or has a severe mental impairment. PIP will operate in a similar way for over 16s.

Information PIP and DLA is available from:

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