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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit for disabled people, but it’s gradually being replaced by Personal Independence Payment.
On this page we’ll explain:
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit that helps with the extra costs you may face if you're disabled. However, it’s gradually being replaced by Personal Independence Payment.
If you haven’t already claimed DLA then you’ll need to find out which benefit you should claim, as there are different ones depending on your age:
If you’re already claiming DLA, you may be wondering about what will happen as the benefit is replaced.
It all depends on your age:
If you need to move over to Personal Independence Payment, you’ll get a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about this.
If you’re already on DLA and want to know how much you should be getting, here are the weekly payment rates from April 2017.
Apply for Personal Independence
Apply for Attendance Allowance
If you already claim DLA and your circumstances change, you must contact the Disability Benefits helpline to tell them.
For more information:
Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 2081
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