What this means for you

You’ll continue to get DLA until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) writes to tell you about when it will end. You’ll be invited to apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), a new benefit that helps with some of the extra costs caused by long term ill-health or disability.

You don’t have to do anything until you get a letter inviting you to consider whether to apply for PIP. You’ll have 28 days to apply for PIP from the date on the letter. Your DLA payments will stop if you don’t apply on time.

You’ll need to tell us about any change in how your illness or disability affects you.