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Disability Living Allowance

What is it?

Disability Living Allowance is paid to you if you become disabled or terminally ill before the age of 65. (If you become disabled after your 65th birthday you should claim Attendance Allowance.)

Basic qualifying conditions

You must have been resident in the Isle of Man, or the UK, for at least 2 years in the 3 year period prior to your claim and you also should have needed help for at least 3 months immediately before you claim. You should also expect to need care for at least a further 6 months.

There are different components which are payable at different rates. These are as follows:

How much could I get and how am I paid?

See the benefit rates for further details.

You can be paid weekly by order which can be cashed at a Post Office or you can have it paid by direct credit into your bank or building society account every 4 weeks.

How and when should I apply?

A claim form can be requested from and returned to: 

Disability Benefits Team

Markwell House

Market Street

Douglas IM1 2RZ

Telephone:+44 1624 685104

Email:Send Email

A claim should be made as soon as help is needed.

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