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Disability Living Allowance: Elderly

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons disability living allowance is not available for the first time to people over the age of 65. (189875)

The aim of disability living allowance is to focus additional help with the extra costs of disability on people who are severely disabled early, or relatively early, in life.

Attendance allowance provides help with the disability-related extra costs of people who experience the onset of disability after age 65.