What's the difference between Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment? Can I apply for any of them?

Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are similar in that they are all benefits to help you meet the extra costs of your disability - including any care you might need and any help you need to get out and about.

The difference between them is at what age you can first claim them: DLA is for anyone under 16, PIP is for people aged 16-64, and Attendance Allowance is for people aged 65 or over.

 

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