Contact Disability Living Allowance 0345 850 3322 in order to enquire how to apply for the benefit or discuss any changes to your circumstances as an existing claimant.
What is Disability Living Allowance?
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a social security benefit provided by the government Department of Work and Pensions in the United Kingdom. DLA is available to claimants who have personal care (including mobility) needs as a result of a mental or physical disability. The tax-free, non-means tested benefit was introduced in 1991 after integrating the former benefits of Mobility and Attendance Allowance.
DLA General Enquiries – 0345 850 3322
Call DLA general Enquiries UK number 0345 850 3322 in order to speak to a representative from the Department of Work and Pensions so that you can discuss your eligibility for the benefit before processing an application. Therefore, callers that are unsure about whether they are entitled to DLA can talk through criteria such as the required age of the claimant and the nature of personal support that is needed. It should be noted that Disability Living Allowance (and Personal Independence Payment) are payable whether or not you are in employment meaning that you can both work and claim. As the DLA benefit is not means-tested, the amount paid out to you is not dependent on income but on how the Department of Work and Pensions has assessed the level of care you need following your application. However, you can call the DLA to discuss the estimated rates of your benefit before filling out an application form.
Callers can also enquire about Disability Living Allowance for children if they require extra help of looking after a child who meets the eligibility criteria. A child who can qualify for DLA is required to be under 16 and have difficulty walking or needs more looking after than a child their age who doesn’t have a disability. The DLA rate for children is between £21.80-£139.75 a week, depending on the level of help needed.
Calls to the UK DLA charge the standard per-minute rate for local calls from both landlines and mobiles but may be free if made as part of an inclusive free minutes deal offered by certain service providers. Contact the Disability Living Allowance UK helpline from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday meaning that lines are closed on weekends and UK bank holidays.
Attendance Allowance – 0345 605 6055
Call the DLA Attendance Allowance helpline 0345 605 6055 to discuss whether you qualify for AA before enquiring about the application process before receiving the benefit. Attendance Allowance is offered to UK residents that are aged 65 or over who need personal care for a physical or mental disability. Attendance Allowance is paid at two different rates (of £55.10 or £82.30) meaning that callers can also discuss which amount will be paid out to the claimant following an assessment by the Department of Work and Pensions. Both the Attendance Allowance rates are not taxable or means-tested but are paid out in accordance to the level of care that is required.
The DLA Attendance Allowance UK helpline charges the standard per-minute rate for all local calls from both landlines and mobiles but may be free if your service provider offers free inclusive minutes. Calls to the DLA Attendance Allowance helpline can be made from from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday.
All Disability Living Allowance Contact Numbers Together
|Disability Living Allowance Department||UK Contact Number||Opening Hours|
|DLA General Enquiries||0345 850 3322||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Textphone for DLA General Enquiries||0345 601 6677||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Next Generation (NGT) Relay Service for General Enquiries||Dial 18001 then 0345 850 3322||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|DLA Enquiries – if you were on or before 8 April 1948||0345 605 6055||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Textphone Number for DLA Enquiries – if you were on or before 8 April 1948||0345 604 5312||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Next Generation Text (NGT) Relay Service – if you were born on or before 8 April 1948||Dial18001 then 0345 605 6055||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|DLA Enquiries if you were born after 8 April 1948||0345 712 3456||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Textphone for DLA Enquiries if you were born after 8 April 1948||0345 722 4433||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Attendance Allowance (AA) Enquiries||0345 605 6055||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Textphone for Attendance Allowance||0345 604 5312||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Next Generation Text (NGT) Relay Service for Attendance Allowance||Dial 18001 then 0345 605 6055||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Personal Independence Payment (PIP)||0345 850 3322||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Textphone for Personal Independence Payment||0345 601 6677||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Next Generation Text (NGT) Relay Service for PIP Enquiries||Dial 18001 then 0345 850 3322||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|PIP Claims||0800 917 2222||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Textphone for PIP Claims||0800 917 7777||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
|Next Generation Text (NGT) Relay Service||Dial 1800 then 0800 917 2222||8am-6pm Monday to Friday|
Other Ways to get in touch
Write to the DLA Team
There are separate postal addresses if you would prefer to make a written enquiry about DLA.
DLA claimants that are 16+ should include their date of birth on their letter when writing to Disability Living Allowance, Mail Handling Site A, Wolverhampton, WV98 2AH, United Kingdom.
The postal address for DLA child claimants is Disability Benefit Centre 4, Post Handling Site B, Wolverhampton, WV99 1BY, United Kingdom.
The address for anyone wishing to send a written enquiry about AA is Attendance Allowance Unit, Mail Handling Site A, Wolverhampton, WV98 2AD, United Kingdom.
Tweet the DWP
Some enquiries are easily answered using social media meaning that twitter users may wish to tweet any questions to the DWP official UK Twitter page.