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Welcome to DLA Guide

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is granted to those who have mobility problems, or are unable to take care of themselves due to a disability. A person must be under 65 years of age to claim a DLA. The amount is usually between £21 and £134.40 per week. You can claim an ‘Attendance Allowance’ if you are aged above 65 and have a disability.

There are two types of components in DLA – Mobility and Care.

Mobility Component – a candidate is eligible for this allowance if he/she has mobility problems such as walking outdoors. There are two kinds of weekly rates under the Mobility component. For reduced mobility, the amount paid is £21 and for more serious forms of walking disability, the amount is £55.25.

Care component – consists of three weekly rates. If you need help for part of the day, or with few activities (cooking), the allowance is £21. Those who need constant supervision during the day or at night are granted £53. For those who need supervision at all times of day and night, or are terminally ill, the allowance amount is £79.15.

Eligibility to receive DLA:

  • You must be under 65 years of age and facing a disability condition for the past 3 months.
  • If you have walking difficulty or need help taking care of yourself for at least 6 months.

A candidate can apply for DLA by post or online. The forms differ for children (below 16) and adults. Terminally ill patients who don’t expect to live more than 6 months can receive DLA quickly through a different process.