Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you're aged 16 to 64.

PIP started to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16 to 64 from 8 April 2013.

If you are over 16 and get Disability Living Allowance use the PIP checker to find out if and when PIP affects your DLA.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children under 16 may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who has difficulties walking or needs more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability.

Only children under 16 can make a new claim for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) - anyone over 16 must apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) instead.

Information for carers

Getting the Daily Living component of DLA or PIP will allow a carer to access other help and services.  To find out how PIP affects new and existing claims for Carer’s Allowance and Carer’s Credit see what Personal Independence Payment means for carers.

Further information

The PIP toolkit provides information to individuals and organisations that support PIP and DLA claimants.

If you get PIP or DLA you might be entitled to other benefits, help and discounts. The GOV.UK website has details of financial help if you are disabled.


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