Disability living allowance (DLA) (DLA is for new claimants under 16 and fresh claims are only accepted if under 16) is a benefit paid to people with care and/or mobility needs as a result of a mental or physical disability.
DLA is made up of:
• a care component for help with personal care needs, payable at one of three rates; and
• a mobility component for help with walking difficulties, payable at one of two rates.
• You may receive one, or both, of the components paid at the rate appropriate to your care and/or mobility needs.
Disability Living Allowance (This is not an active benefit unless you are already on it).