Disability benefits

Personal Independence Payments (PIP) have now replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA). 

From 7 October 2013, existing DLA claimants who report a change in their DLA care or mobility needs will be asked to claim PIP. 

Claimants with existing fixed term DLA awards due to expire after the end of February 2014 will also be asked to claim PIP.

Young people turning age 16 will also need to claim PIP.  Between October 2015 and 2018, all the remaining eligible claimants in receipt of a DLA award will be invited to make a claim for PIP.  

To qualify for these payments, it is likely that you will have to attend a medical assessment. Awards will be for a fixed term and subject to review.

The criteria relating to qualification for PIP is being amended and exact details of this have still to be announced.

For further information about PIP visit the Department for Work & Pensions website

 

Contact Information

Social Services Headquarters
9 Balmoral Road
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA3 1HL
Telephone: 01563 503301
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Gateway Centre
3 Foregate Square
Kilmarnock
KA1 1LN
Telephone: 01563 544744
Fax: 01563 571106
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