Disability Living Allowance
If you are a disabled person who needs assistance with mobility or care costs, you may be eligible for Disability Living Allowance (DLA). It is a tax –free benefit.
Please note DLA will cease for persons who were born after 08 April 1948 and are 16 or over.
You can only make a new DLA claim if you’re under 16.
You will continue to receive DLA until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) informs you as to
Your DLA will continue if you were born on or before 8 April 1948. In that case, you will not then be entitled to claim PIP.
You will however, continue to receive DLA if you’re under 16 or were born before 08 April 1948 and have an existing claim.
DLA is usually paid every 4 weeks and is paid into bank accounts.
The rate you get is made up of 2 components (parts).
The amount you receive will depend on how your condition affects you and not on the condition you have.
How much you get depends on how your disability or health condition affects you.
Need help looking after yourself
You can get this part if no-one is actually giving you the care you need, or you live alone.
You might also get it if you:
You will need to inform DWP if your circumstances change, e.g. your condition improves or you need more help.
You might get a letter saying you need to attend an assessment to check the level of help you need. Your benefit may be stopped if you don’t go.
At the assessment, you’ll be asked for identification. You can use a passport or any 3 of the following:
Here at Kingdom Solicitors, we ensure that your claims are dealt with as smoothly and as quickly as possible.