DLA = Disabled Living Allowance

New claims

You can only make a new claim for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) if you’re claiming for a child under 16 – this is known as DLA for children.

Anyone over 16 must apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) instead of DLA.

Existing claims

PIP is gradually replacing DLA for people aged 16 to 64, even for those with an indefinite or lifetime DLA award. If you were 65 or over on 8 April 2013 you can continue to get DLA if you’re eligible.

Your DLA probably won’t be affected until 2015 or later but there are exceptions.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for adults – GOV.UK

DisabilityDisability Living Allowance (DLA) for children – GOV.UK

Disability Living Allowance ( DLA ) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who: is under 16; has difficulties walking or needs …


There are two section in DLA Care & Mobility component. Each component has different levels and as such different awards.
Your are allocated points based n questions to various answers.