Disability Living Allowance is ending

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is ending for people who were aged between 16 and 64 on 8th April 2013.

DLA claimants will continue to get it until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) writes to them about when it will end and to invite them to apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Since October 2013, DWP has been inviting existing DLA claimants with fixed term awards, those reaching age 16 or those reporting a change in circumstances, to claim PIP. This reassessment was successfully completed in July.

Since July, DWP has started to re-assess all remaining people on DLA. From this month, this will be extended so that DLA claimants, chosen at random and living in all areas of Great Britain, will start to be selected.

There is more information for support organisations in the PIP Toolkit.

A claimant factsheet and claimant journey are included within the PIP toolkit to help claimants understand what happens next and what they need to do. These can be downloaded and printed off.

For more information go to https://www.gov.uk/dla-ending