Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is tax-free benefit.
The rate you get is made up of 2 components (parts). How much you get depends on how your disability or health condition affects you.
|Care component||Weekly rate||Level of help you need|
|Lowest||£21||Help for some of the day or with preparing cooked meals|
|Middle||£53||Frequent help or constant supervision during the day, supervision at night or someone to help you while on dialysis|
|Highest||£79.15||Help or supervision throughout both day and night, or you’re terminally ill|
|Mobility component||Weekly rate||Level of help you need|
|Lower||£21||Guidance or supervision outdoors|
|Higher||£55.25||You have any other, more severe, walking difficulty|
How you’re paid
DLA is usually paid every 4 weeks.
All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into an account, eg your bank account.
You could get extra benefits or tax credits if you get Disability Living Allowance - check with the Disability benefits helpline or the office dealing with your benefit.