Who is affected by the rollout of Personal Independence Payment?
PIP will replace DLA for disabled people aged between 16 and State Pension age, even if you currently have an ‘indefinite’ or ‘lifetime’ award.
Disabled children will continue to receive DLA until they reach the age of 16, except in Scotland where they will continue to receive DLA up to the age of 18, or until they are transferred on to Child Disability Payment. 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 find out more about PIP at , and in Northern Ireland at nidirect.gov.uk/personal-independence-paymentOpens in new window.
Please note that in Scotland, PIP is being replaced with Adult Disability Payment which will be administered by Social Security Scotland rather than the DWP.