Disability Living Allowance


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Disability Living Allowance

A tax-free benefit provided by the UK government for children and adults under age 65 with physical and/or mental disability severe enough to require help with self-care or ambulation. While a DLA usually requires at least six months to approve, special rules apply for those with progressive disease (cancer, congestive cardiac failure) who are not expected to live for more than 6 months, for whom a DLA is granted in less than 6 months.
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"And a higher proportion of people are getting the highest rate of financial support for daily living under Personal Independence Payment than Disability Living Allowance.
Up to 60% of families with a disabled member live below the poverty line while Disability Living Allowance is a vital source of income for 240,710 disabled people in Wales; 142,730 of these (59%) are working age disabled people.
Eligibility Anyone who receives the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, or the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement can simply exchange their allowance as the simple monthly lease payment for a new car.
Webb, of St Paul's Road, denies six counts relating to false claims of disability living allowance and incapacity benefit between 1996 and 2000.
But the disability living allowance is given regardless of wealth and income.
She claimed disability living allowance as she was unable to walk unaided but allegedly failed to tell the Department for Work and Pensions when her condition improved.
Buttonholing Mrs May on an impromptu walkabout in Abingdon, Oxon, Cathy told her: "I want my disability living allowance back, not have PIPs and have nothing.
Claimants aged 65 years or over on 20 June 2016, and children up to 16 years, will continue to be entitled to Disability Living Allowance where they meet the eligibility criteria.
While Maria Hughes was competing in national tournaments, she was claiming benefits including Disability Living Allowance, a court heard.
PIP replaced disability living allowance in a Whitehall benefits shake-up on April 8 last year.
Many live in daily fear of cuts to essential benefits including Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and nowhere more so than in Wales.
Dodds, who lives in Gardeners Place, Langley Moor, County Durham, is facing charges of making false statements to dishonestly claim income support tax, disability living allowance and council tax benefit.

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