Assessing the impact of receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA): secondary analysis of existing data

Document type
Working Paper
Author(s)
Mackinnon, Karen; Salis, Sergio; Wilkinson, David
Publisher
DWP
Date of publication
1 December 2011
Series
Working paper; 98
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Disabled people, Disabled people
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This report seeks to assess the impact of Disability Living Allowance on measures of recipients' care and mobility arrangements, their standard of living, social inclusion or sense of identity. Disability Living Allowance is a tax-free benefit for children and adults who need help with personal care or have walking difficulties because they are physically or mentally disabled. These needs must have lasted for three months and customers are likely to need this help or have these difficulties for at least another six months. It is a benefit designed to meet the extra costs of disability and with recipients being free to choose how to spend it. This report seeks to identify any impact of receiving Disability Living Allowance on such measures through quantitative secondary analysis of existing data.

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