Personal Independence Payment previously Disability Living
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) has been replaced by
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
for people aged 16 to 64 from 10 June 2013 for new claims only at
the moment, but this will change in the future. For claims already
in payment, DLA will still apply.
The introduction of PIP is part of a wider reform of the welfare
system. The new benefit will better reflect today's understanding
of disability, which has changed significantly in the two decades
since DLA was introduced.
PIP includes an assessment of individual needs and aims to make
sure financial support is targeted at those who face the greatest
challenges to living independently.
Further information on Personal Independence Payment
(PIP) and Disability
Living Allowance (DLA) is available from the
Department for Work and Pensions