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Posted on: 25 Feb 


Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a Government benefit to help with the extra costs arising from disability. In April 2013, the Government introduced a new benefit - Personal Independence Payment (PIP) - which will gradually replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for disabled people aged between 16 and 64.

Between October 2013 and 2018, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will reassess some two million disabled people aged between 16 and 64, who currently receive DLA, for the new PIP benefit. This reassessment process will include approximately 360,000 of the 620,000 disabled people who currently lease a vehicle through the Motability Scheme. Because PIP is a new benefit with different criteria to DLA, some disabled people may not qualify for mobility support under PIP or may do so at a lower level than they had under DLA.

If you would like some assistance to find out more about DLA and PIP, give us a ring on 028 3752 5333 and we can help you get a better understanding of what you need to do.