Social security benefits for older people with mobility needs

SN07160

Published 19/06/2017 Amended 19/06/2017

Topics:  Sickness, disability and carers' benefits

Summary

Both Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment (which is replacing DLA) provide help with the extra costs disabled people face when getting around. The DLA or PIP mobility component can continue to be paid indefinitely, but there is an upper age limit of 65 for new claims. This means that some older people cannot get benefits for mobility needs and cannot access linked schemes such as Motability.

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