Disability Living Allowance for adults is being replaced by Personal Independence Payment for new claimants aged 16 and over but who haven’t yet reached state pension age. If you seek a review of entitlement, within this age group, you would be invited to be assessed for Personal Independence Payment. So seek advice before asking for a review. If your Disability Living Allowance Award is due to end, Department for Work and Pensions will invite you to apply for Personal Independence Payment. See our hints to claiming sheet.
If you were born on or before 8 April 1948 on Disability Living Allowance
If you were born on or before 8 April 1948, and you already have an award, you’ll continue to get Disability Living Allowance as long as you’re eligible for it. If you are applying for the first time and have reached state pension age – see Attendance Allowance.
For more information on Disability Living Allowance for Adults and to find out if you’re eligible to claim it, visit GOV.UK – Disability Living Allowance Adults.
Disability Living Allowance Helpline – If you were born after 8 April 1948
Telephone: 0800 121 4600
Textphone: 0800 121 4523
British Sign Language(BSL) users: Video relay service
Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 121 4600
Disability Living Allowance Helpline – If you were born on or before 8 April 1948
Telephone: 0800 731 0122
Textphone: 0800 731 0317
Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 731 0122