Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

For all new working age applicants the DLA is now replaced by the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). PIP will be based on an assessment of individual needs and is likely to include a medical.

Existing DLA claimants need to switch to PIP otherwise you will lose this benefit. You will not be automatically switched over to the new scheme however the initial stage of the roll out is starting with new claimants. The deadline for all DLA claimants to be assessed and transferred to the new system is October 2017 but pilots are happening in Wales, West Midlands, East Midlands or East Anglia.

Use the PIP Checker to find out if and when PIP affects your DLA.