disability living allowance

Welfare reform briefing paper

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

Personal independence payment user-centred design: strand 1 report

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.

Government support towards the additional living costs of working–age disabled people (Seventh report of session 2012-12)

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.

Responsible reform: a report on the proposed changes to Disability Living Allowance

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.

Pathways to work from incapacity benefits: a study of referral practices and liaison between Jobcentre Plus advisers and service providers

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.

Carers allowance and the carer premium/addition

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

Disability living allowance and attendance 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.

Benefits for carers: are you getting all the financial help you can?

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.