Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment
As part of the UK Governments Welfare
Reform Cuts, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for working age people is coming
to an end.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) has
been fully replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for people aged 16
to 64 from 10 June 2013 for new claims only.
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.
PIP is for people aged 16 to 64, DLA remains for
children up to the age of 16. From October 2013, the Department for Work and
Pensions (DWP) will contact them as they approach 16 to explain what will
When do the changes start?
Claims - The changes to DLA started on 10th June 2013.
Claims - The DWP have stated ‘From October 2013, anyone with a DLA award coming
up for renewal, young people turning 16 or DLA claimants reporting a change in
their health condition or disability, will be invited to claim PIP. DWP will write to
the remaining individuals at some point from October 2015 onwards to let them
know when their DLA is due to end, and explain how they can make a claim to
PIP. All existing DLA claimants invited to claim PIP will be told what they
need to do, and by when.
Cassiltoun Housing Association is a Registered Scottish Charity No. SC035544