2. DLA rates

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a 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

Care component Weekly rate Level of help you need
Lowest £21.55 Help for some of the day or with preparing cooked meals
Middle £54.45 Frequent help or constant supervision during the day, supervision at night or someone to help you while on dialysis
Highest £81.30 Help or supervision throughout both day and night, or you’re terminally ill

Mobility component

Mobility component Weekly rate Level of help you need
Lower £21.55 Guidance or supervision outdoors
Higher £56.75 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.

Extra help

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.