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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is received by many older people in Scotland

Disability Living Allowance used to be the main disability benefit for people of working age who needed care or supervision or who had mobility problems.

It is gradually being replaced by Personal Independence Payment; this includes people who currently claim DLA having to claim Personal Independence Payment instead. If you were aged 65 or over on the 8th of April 2013 and you are receiving DLA, you can continue to claim it for as long as you meet the criteria.

If you receive a letter inviting you to claim Personal Independence Payment instead of Disability Living Allowance you will need to make a claim Personal Independence Payment as Disability Living Allowance award will be ended as part of the process.

For more information: For advice on your individual situation, call the Age Scotland helpline team on 0800 12 44 222

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