This indicator measures the number of claimants of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for mental health reasons and learning difficulties in England. Numbers are given for the combined claimants of DLA and PIP benefits for mental health reasons and learning difficulties (see Appendix I in the Indicator specification pdf file) since 2010, across Lower Super Output Areas of England. 

Technical description 

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was introduced on 1st April 1992 and is a benefit for people who became disabled before the age of 65 and who need assistance with personal care or mobility. From 8 April 2013, Disability Living Allowance for people of working age was replaced by Personal Independence payment (PIP) for new claims. 

DLA and PIP measures have been collected from the DWP’s Stat-Xplore online data resource ( ). Statistical disclosure control has been applied to DLA and PIP measures by DWP, which guards against the identification of an individual claimant. To improve the quality of data at the LSOA level, LSOAs with suppressed numbers have been adjusted using the Local Authority DLA and PIP numbers by year.

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