The rates for DLA from April 2012 to March 2013 are:-
Highest rate - £77.45
Middle rate - £51.85
Lowest rate - £20.55
Higher rate - £54.05
Lower rate - £20.55
Who qualifies for DLA?
To qualify for DLA you must:
- be under 65 when you first make your claim.
- satisfy one or more of the daytime or night-time tests or have a terminal illness. (Special rules also apply for some patients undergoing renal dialysis.
- and/or be unable to cook a main meal.
- and/or have difficulties with mobility when walking outside.
- and have satisfied one of the above conditions for at least three months and be likely to satisfy the condition for a further six months (unless you have a terminal illness.
- and have no immigration conditions attached to your stay in the UK (subject to some exceptions.
- and have been in the UK for at least 26 of the last 52 weeks (unless you have a terminal illness).
Note: some people are treated as having been in the UK while abroad, eg service personnel and some people from European Economic Area nations.
Care and Mobility components
There are two parts or ‘components’ of DLA, a care component and a mobility component. The care component can be paid if you need help with your personal care or someone to check that you are ok. The mobility component can be paid if you have problems with mobility when walking outside.