Who is affected by the rollout of Personal Independence Payment?
PIP, the new benefit introduced by the Government, will replace DLA for disabled people aged between 16-64, even if you currently have an ‘indefinite’ or ‘lifetime’ award.
Disabled children will continue to receive DLA until they reach the age of 16. DLA will also continue to be available for those aged 65 or over on 8 April 2013 (on 20 June 2016 in Northern Ireland). If you receive the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement or Armed Forces Independence Payment, you will not be affected by this new allowance.
DLA recipients in Great Britain can use the PIP checker at gov.uk/pip-checker to see if PIP affects them.
DLA recipients in Northern Ireland can find out more about PIP at nidirect.gov.uk/personal-independence-payment.
You can also find out how PIP will affect your eligibility to the Motability Scheme as a customer.