Disability Living Allowance replacement introduced

A new benefit which replaces the Disability Living Allowance for people with a health condition or disability aged 16 to 64 is introduced today.

The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) scheme will first be introduced for new claims in Merseyside, North West England, Cumbria, Cheshire and north-east England.

The personal independence payment will be phased in.

It will be rolled out nationally for all new claims from June 2013.