Disability Living Allowance
Because U.K. DLA costs have tripled in 20 years, in part due to other less strict eligibility requirements, e.g., only occasional medical proof of need, the program is being phased out, to be replaced with the Personal Independence Payment, which the government claims will save billions of pounds between 2013 and 2016.
Until then the DLA program will remain in effect, as will its terms and benefits. Details of the new PIP, slated for implementation in April 2013, are available at this U.K. government site.
Eligibility requirements include being under the age of 65 and having had mobility needs or care needs at least for the last six months more owing to a physical or a mental condition.
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