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Disability Living Allowance

Disability Living Allowance

If you are disabled and aged above 65 and proven in need of help because of difficulty with walking or mobility in general, then you might be entitled to claim Disability Living Allowance. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) has two components namely the care and mobility components.

In the factsheet, you will get a better understanding about how DLA works as well as the differences of both components.

Information that can be gathered in the factsheet includes:

  • The rules set for disability living allowance.
  • Rules for those under 65 years of age.
  • Disability test for the care component.
  • The meaning of the care component disability test rules.
  • Disability test for the mobility component.
  • The meaning of the mobility component disability test rules.
  • The ‘backwards and forwards’ qualifying period tests.
  • The residence and presence test.
  • How much the DLA costs.
  • The methods of claiming DLA.
  • Reform and replacement of DLA.

The award of disability living allowance is not affected by the amount of savings you may have, nor whether you are receiving other forms of Government financial assistance. The disability living allowance and attendance allowance case law summaries is also a good source of information provided in the last part of this factsheet.