Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Is Ending

Published: 07/09/15

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is ending for people who were born after 8 April 1948 and are 16 or over.

You’ll get a letter before September 2017 that will:

  • tell you that your DLA will end
  • invite you to apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), a new benefit that helps with some of the extra costs caused by long term ill-health or disability

You’ll have 28 days to apply for PIP from the date on the letter. Your DLA payments will stop if you don’t apply on time.

You don’t need to do anything until your letter arrives, unless there’s a change in your circumstances.

There is a helpful video which will explain the background to the changes, the process of applying and agencies who will be able to assist you here: http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/welfarereform/videoclips

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