Disability Living Allowance is ending

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is ending for people who were born after 8 April 1948 and are 16 or over. This will happen even if you have an indefinite or long-term award.

You’ll continue to get DLA until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) writes to tell you about when it will end. You’ll be invited to apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), a new benefit that helps with some of the extra costs caused by long term ill-health or disability.

You don’t have to do anything until you get a letter inviting you to consider whether to apply for PIP. You’ll have 28 days to apply for PIP from the date on the letter. Your DLA payments will stop if you don’t apply on time.

You’ll need to tell us about any change in how your illness or disability affects you.

Next steps

DLA is different to PIP, so to help you decide whether to make a claim for PIP it may be useful to:

Help for organisations, carers, friends and family

There’s more information and help for organisations and people to help DLA claimants decide if they want to claim PIP.

If your income changes and you need help managing your finances, contact the Money Advice Service or use their budget planner.