Disability Living Allowance will end for everyone of working age even if they have an indefinite period award. By working age the Government means everyone who is aged 16 to 64 on the day that Personal Independence Payment is introduced.
The new system is based on an assessment of individual need. It will focus on an individual’s ability to carry out a range of key activities necessary to everyday life.
Information will be gathered from the individual, as well as healthcare and other professionals who work with and support them. Most people will also be asked to a face to face consultation with a trained independent assessor as part of the claim process.
More top news
Passengers had a lucky escape when a bus crashed into a car in Harborne and mounted the pavement.
Police divers in Northamptonshire are searching a lake near the home of a 74-year-old murder victim for items linked to the killing.
Rail services on a commuter line in Birmingham have been delayed after a lorry smashed into a bridge, ripping the roof off its trailer.