Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit that has been replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for all new claimants. If you need help with personal care or have difficulty walking and you're under 65, you must apply for PIP.
If you're over 65 and have care needs, you may be able to claim Attendance Allowance.
If you already receive DLA, and you're of working age, you'll be contacted at some point before 2018 and invited to apply for PIP.
In most cases, your DLA won't be affected until 2015 or later. The exceptions are if:
If you're already getting DLA when you reach 65, you can continue to get it as long as you still have care or mobility needs.
The weekly payments for DLA from April 2014 are:
Use our online benefits calculator to find out what benefits you may be eligible for. For more information download our free guides and factsheets:
Disability Living Allowance (PDF 231 KB)
Disability equipment and how to get it (PDF 248 KB)
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