Disability Living Allowance reform

The Government has responded to the consultation on reform of Disability Living Allowance (DLA). They have proposed replacing Disability Living Allowance with a new benefit, the Personal Independence Payment.

The Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller, had asked disabled people and their organisations to join the debate on reforming Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

The consultation sought views on the Government‘s proposals to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with a new benefit – Personal Independence Payment.

Currently almost 3 million people receive DLA at a forecast cost of £12 billion per year, making it the Department’s second most expensive working age benefit.

Consultation document
More information from the DWP website