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Disability Living Allowance changing to Personal Independence Payment

From April 2013 a new benefit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), started to replace Disability Living Allowance for disabled people aged 16 to 64.

Personal Independence Payment has many similarities with Disability Living Allowance including:

  • It has a daily living component, which has similarities to the current care component.
  • it has a mobility component.
  • It is a non-means tested tax-free payment.

What it could mean for you

  • If you’re of working age and claiming this benefit you’ll be reassessed.
  • The assessment is stricter which may mean a change to your benefits. View the eligibility criteria

How Personal Independence Payment will affect you

Preparing for the changes

Here are some things you may wish to consider:

Further information

The Department for Work and Pensions administer this benefit and has information available on the GOV.UK website.