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Means-tested Benefits

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 80882, tabled on 7 November 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to means test the (a) Disability Living Allowance and (b) Personal Independence Payment.

Answered on

14 November 2022

We have no plans to means test Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Both DLA and PIP are intended to act as a contribution towards the extra costs that arise as a result of a long-term health condition, or disability, and have been non-means tested since they were introduced.

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