Disability Living Allowance – sometimes referred to as DLA – is a tax-free benefit for children and adults who need help with personal care or have walking difficulties because they are physically or mentally disabled.
You may qualify for DLA if:
- You have a physical or mental disability, or both
- Your disability is severe enough for you to need help caring for yourself or you have walking difficulties, or both
- You are under 65 when you claim
If you are aged 65 or over, you may be able to get Attendance Allowance.
You can get Disability Living Allowance whether or not you work and it isn’t usually affected by any savings or income you may have.
For more information go to the DLA section of the DirectGov website.