The government has said that it will introduce a new medical test for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for working age adults. Mencap is concerned that the new assessment might mean that some people with a learning difficulty will not get DLA anymore.
To help them with their campaigning work they want to find out more about what people with a learning difficulty spend their DLA on. In particular, they are interested in people who get the care component of DLA.
DLA is often described as an "extra costs" benefit. It is paid to disabled people in recognition of the extra costs that their disability has on their ability to get around or look after themselves. They want to be able to show the government how important DLA is for people with a learning difficulty and what an impact it has on their lives.
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