Are there specific matters regarding this age group that would warrant a different approach?
3.14 Personal Independence Payment eligibility will not be extended to children when it is introduced in April 2013. The Government’s response to the DLA reform consultation set out its intention that children below the age of 16 will still be able to claim DLA. We recognise that children’s requirements are different from adults’, and are committed to consulting formally before extending Personal Independence Payment to children. We will also learn from implementing the new benefit for individuals of working age.