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DLA, PIP and AA

DLA (Disability Living Allowance), PIP (Personal Independence Payment) and AA (Attendance Allowance) are benefits for people who are seriously disabled and need help with their personal care or someone to look after them to avoid harm, or need help to get around (PIP and DLA only).

DLA is now only for children aged under 16, although some adults who were on it before the rules changed still get it. To claim DLA order a printed form by calling the Disability Benefits helpline, Telephone: 0345 712 3456 or download a claim form here.

PIP is for adults aged between 16 and 64. To claim PIP you must call the DWP, Telephone: 0800 917 2222
You’ll need to have the following information: contact details and date of birth, National Insurance number, bank or building society details, doctor’s or health worker’s name, details of any time you’ve spent abroad, or in a care home or hospital.

AA is for persons aged 65 and over. To claim AA call the Attendance Allowance helpline on: 0345 605 6055, or download a claim form here. (You can choose to complete a form online before printing, if you don’t wish to do this choose the other form to just print and complete by hand.)