1. Overview

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a tax-free benefit for disabled people who need help with mobility or care costs.

DLA is ending for people who were born after 8 April 1948 and are 16 or over.

You can only make a new DLA claim if you’re under 16.

You’ll continue to get DLA until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) writes to tell you when it will end and invites you to apply for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

If you were born on or before 8 April 1948 you’ll continue to receive DLA and won’t be entitled to claim PIP.

Use the PIP checker to find out how your DLA will be affected by PIP.

If you’re aged 65 or older and haven’t received DLA or PIP in the last year you may be able to claim Attendance Allowance.