DWP has launched a consultation on major reform of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for working age disabled people (and potentially beyond).
This consultation will both rename the benefit Personal Independence Payment and introduce a new assessment from 2013 for all claimants – but it also aims to deliver the Government proposal of cutting the amount of DLA available by 20%.
In response to the above consultation, the Disability Alliance is also carrying out research on DLA to ensure a thorough investigation of the issues involved aiming to provide an in-depth analysis of DLA use, disabled people’s needs and potential risks in the Government plans.
This survey questionnaire (which is open to disabled people, their carers and advisers) is available at
The closing date for this research is 10th February 2011