Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16-64 has been replaced by Personal Independence Payments (PIP). This means that if your child is 16 (or older) and wishes to make a new claim then they will have to claim PIP rather than DLA. Children who are already receiving DLA and then turn 16 will gradually be re-assessed for PIP. This is an ongoing process that is not due to be completed until the end of 2020.
Once your child reaches 16 they will be invited to claim PIP rather than being sent a renewal DLA form. You must then contact the DWP to ‘accept their invitation’ otherwise they will assume that you do not want to make a claim. A PIP claim form will then be sent to you. PIP is assessed by completion of the claim form and then a face-to-face consultation.
Like DLA there are two components, the Daily Living Component and the Mobility Component, but with two rates for each component, standard rate and enhanced rate. For more detailed information and advice on PIP, please see the resources below:
Disability Law Service
By calling: 0207 791 9800
By emailing: [email protected]
Helpline: Mondays and Tuesday between 10am and 4pm – 0808 808 7777
Disability Rights UK
Helpline – 0808 808 3555
– 0808 802 2000, 9.00 am – 5.30 pm Mondays-Fridays (except bank holidays).