disability living allowance

Document that offers an insight into the implications of welfare reform on services in Scotland.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is in the process of introducing a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP), to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from 2013, for people of working age (16-64). The DWP is currently undertaking a programme of consultation to
influence the design of the new benefit.

Report that looks at the existing objectives for DLA and the changes the Government hopes to bring about through the introduction of PIP (Personal Independence Payment); assesses the government’s consultation and communications process for the reform; examines the Government’s performance to date in assessing the likely impacts of the policy change; analyses the eligibility criteria and the new assessment for PIP; and assesses the proposals for implementation and contracting arrangements.

A comprehensive presentation of the most relevant evidence available on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the proposals to replace it with a new benefit, Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

It gathers together existing information and analyses over 500 group responses to the Government’s Response to Disability Living Allowance reform (obtained under FOI request 989).

The report is entirely written, researched, funded and supported by sick and disabled people, who came together through social media to share their experiences, skills and talents.

This report presents findings from a qualitative research project carried out as part of a wider evaluation of Jobcentre Plus Pathways to Work. The study was conducted in 2007 and 2008 to explore referral practices and liaison amongst Jobcentre Plus staff and service providers involved in helping incapacity benefits recipients move towards, and into, paid employment. The study was led by the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York in collaboration with the Policy Studies Institute and the National Centre for Social Research.

This website provides comprehensive information about benefits including disability living allowance, attendance allowance, carers' allowance, incapacity benefit and the industrial injuries scheme.

It also gives an overview of the appeals process for disability living allowance and attendance allowance; and the special rules for dialysis patients and those with terminal illness who are claiming disability living allowance.

Factsheet providing information and guidance on the regulations for claiming Carers Allowance and answering some frequently asked questions about the allowance.

Factsheet giving information and guidance on the regulations for claiming Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance and answering some frequently asked questions about these benefits.

Factsheet providing information and guidance on how the benefits system works, which benefits carers may be entitled to claim and how to go about it.