Personal Independence Payment (PIP) replaces Disability Living Allowance and is awarded to people aged between 16 and 64. The benefit will support those most in need of assistance. A Daily Living Component will be awarded to applicant with care needs and a Mobility Component to applicants with mobility needs.
The Personal Independence Payment checker can be used to find out how your benefits may be affected by the change to PIP.
If you currently receive Disability Living Allowance, you'll be invited to apply for PIP, and you'll then be reassessed by a health professional. If you don't respond to the invitation then your benefit payments will stop.
There are currently no plans to replace Disability Living Allowance with Personal Independence Payment for children under 16 and people over the age of 65 who are already receiving Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance. The Department for Work and Pensions will contact children before their 16th birthday to tell them about applying for PIP.