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No, children under 16 will continue to claim disability living allowance (DLA) in the way that they do now.  At age 16, however, they will cease to be eligible for DLA and will have to put in a claim for personal independence payment (PIP)  instead.

The DWP have said that they will write to children in receipt of DLA before their 16th birthday and ask them if they wish to claim PIP.

However, the DWP have also said that they want to see how PIP works for adults aged 16-64 before making a final decision about the future of DLA for children.  So, it’s entirely possible that at some point in the future DLA for children will also be replaced by PIP.