Disability living allowance backdating

DLA can still be claimed by children under sixteen and can still be received by existing claimants who were aged sixty five or over on 8 April 2013.

Individuals can qualify for DLA whether or not they are working. People who are terminally ill typically qualify for the highest rate of Care component of DLA under what is termed "special rules".

As with ESA you can download a form to fill in on your computer here (if your an adult) or download a form on your computer that you will need to print, fill in and post here (if you’re an adult) Please Note: These forms can change on a regular basis so if you are actually filling one in click here to be taken to the Directgov website, as we only know new forms have been brought out if someone tells us, so our links could be wrong unless we have been informed.

As with most benefits you should not delay putting a claim in, if you think you are eligible, as in practice it is very difficult to get these things backdated.

If you are in education when you turn 16, you can continue to attend school.

If you are getting Disability Allowance and go into hospital or residential care you will continue to get your payment as long as you meet the qualifying conditions.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a social security benefit in the United Kingdom paid to eligible claimants who have personal care and/or mobility needs as a result of a mental or physical disability.

The main items that count as means are: If you are living in premises, part of which is a business and part of which is used for accommodation, only the proceeds that relate to the part of the premises that has been used for accommodation are not taken into account.

I am aware that there are plans to include a medical similar to the Work Capability Assessment for Employment & Support Allowance however I am not able to confirm that this is actually going to happen, or when it is going to happen.

If you are concerned click here to view information on the PIP on the Directgov website.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a tax-free benefit for disabled children and adults, to help with extra costs you may have because you’re disabled. You may get Disability Living Allowance if: You can get Disability Living Allowance whether or not you work.

It isn’t usually affected by any savings or income you may have.

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