Personal Independence Payment
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is being replaced by Personal
Independence Payment (PIP).
If you are aged 16 - 64 and currently receiving DLA, you will
need to re-apply to the Department for Work & Pensions for
PIP and you may need to be re-assessed. If you are a new applicant,
you will need to apply for PIP.
Your new PIP benefit is based on how your condition or
disability affects you, not what condition or disability you
have. It will depend upon your ability to carry out everyday
Will I be affected?
- If you are aged 16 - 64 and a) a new applicant, or b) an
existing DLA recipient, you need to apply to the DWP for PIP.
- If you currently receive DLA and are aged under 16 or over 64,
you will not be affected by these changes.
When will it happen?
If you are a new applicant, PIP starts in Kent in June 2013.
If you are an existing claimant aged 16 - 64, you will be
invited to make a claim for PIP in stages between October 2013 and
Between October 2013 and October 2015, if you report a change in
your condition, or you reach the end of a fixed-period claim or you
reach the age of 16, you will be invited to make a claim for
From October 2015 this will be extended to all remaining
For more information on PIP visit GOV.UK.