Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged between 16 and 64.
PIP has two components: one if you have daily living difficulties and one if you need help going out and moving around. Like DLA, PIP is a non-means tested benefit for people with a long-term health condition or impairment.
People making a claim for the first time will need to apply for PIP rather than DLA. When you make a claim for PIP you are likely to need an assessment from an independent health professional to help work out the level of help that you need. If you already get DLA, you don’t need to do anything – the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will contact you.