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

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

PIP is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged 16 to 64. If you already get DLA, see the GOV.uk information about DLA for adults (external link) to find out more.

DLA for children under 16 (external link) 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 DLA - anyone over 16 must apply for PIP (external link) 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 (external link) .

Further information

The PIP toolkit (external link) 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're disabled (external link).


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