Menu
  • Looking for Live-in Care? Call free
    0800 0121 247
    Monday - Sunday 08:00 - 18:00

Search form

Text Size

Call for a FREE no obligation Live-in Care assessment

0800 0121 247 Monday - Sunday
 
08:00 - 18:00

Disability Allowance (DLA)

You are here

The Disability Living Allowance has been replaced by the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for new claims of people aged 16-64. For existing claimants of DLA, PIP will be gradually phased in. The Department of Work and Pensions will write to individuals informing them that their DLA will end and invite applications for PIP.

What is it?

Disability Living Allowance - sometimes referred to as DLA - is a non-means tested, non-taxable benefit for children and adults, who are under 65, who are physically or mentally disabled and need help with personal care or have mobility difficulties. There are two components – a care component and a mobility component – which can be paid at different levels according to the care or mobility need.

Care component

The lowest rate is payable if care is needed for a significant proportion of the day or for people who cannot prepare a cooked meal. The middle rate is payable if frequent attention or continual supervision is needed throughout the day. The highest rate is payable if the person satisfies the care/and or attention conditions both day and night. Mobility component The lower rate is payable if the person can walk, but requires someone to guide and supervise them of most of the time they are outdoors. The higher rate is payable if the person is unable or virtually unable to walk because of physical disability or severe mental impairment and they also qualify for the highest rate of care component.

Mobility component

The lower rate is payable if the person can walk, but requires someone to guide and supervise them of most of the time they are outdoors. The higher rate is payable if the person is unable or virtually unable to walk because of physical disability or severe mental impairment and they also qualify for the highest rate of care component.

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE WEEKLY RATES
Care component Mobility Component
Highest rate £82.30 Higher Rate £57.45
Middle rate £55.10    
Lowest rate £21.80 Lower Rate £21.8-

Who might be eligible?

Those who are aged under 65 when their claim is made. If you are age over 65, you may be able to get Attendance Allowance. Disability Living Allowance is not usually affected by any savings or income you may have.

How much can it pay?

The amount you get depends on how much your disability affects you. There are two components of Disability Living Allowance each with different rates, you may be eligible for one or both components. Care component = £18.65 to £70.35 per week The Company cannot accept any liability for the accuracy of the information above or clients reliance on it. Mobility component = £18.65 - £49.10 per week

Personal Independence Payment

The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has replaced the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for new claims of people aged 16-64. Personal Independence Payment - sometimes referred to as PIP - is a non-means tested, non-taxable benefit for people, working or not working, who are 16-64 who have a long term health condition or disability and need help with daily living or getting around. There are two components – a daily living component and a mobility component – which can be paid at different levels according to the living help or mobility need.

Eligibility

The level at which you are paid is determined according to an assessment.

Daily living difficulties

You may get the daily living component of PIP if you need help with things like:

  • preparing or eating food
  • washing, bathing and using the toilet
  • dressing and undressing
  • reading and communicating
  • managing your medicines or treatments
  • making decisions about money
  • engaging with other people

Mobility difficulties

You may get the mobility component of PIP if you need help going out or moving around.

Careers in Care Start Your Future Now

"If you like it you'll love it - you just have to give it a go!"

Sarah from Brighton

FREE
Care Assessment