Consultation launched on the benefit to replace Disability Living Allowance

The Department for Work and Pensions has today launched a public consultation on the Government’s plans to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with a new benefit – called the Personal Independence Payment.

The Department says that the Personal Independence Payment will continue to be a non-means tested, extra costs benefit. It will help disabled people remove the barriers they face to leading full and independent lives. This consultation asks for views to inform our policy for reforming DLA and introducing a new objective assessment. The consultation applies to England, Wales and Scotland.

The consultation is aimed primarily at disability organisations and disabled people, but we would like to hear from anybody who is interested.

The consultation will close on 14 February 2011.

More details can be found at the DWP website by clicking here.

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