Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Disability Living Allowance aims to help with the extra costs of looking after a child (under 16) .
Your child may:
need more care, attention or supervision than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability or health condition, or;
has difficulty walking or getting around outdoors in unfamiliar places
DLA isn't means tested, so it doesn't matter how much you earn or how much savings you have. If you're not sure if you're eligible you can check on the GOV site: https://www.gov.uk/disability-living-allowance-children/eligibility
Where do I get the claim form?
We always recommend that you phone for an application form to be sent to you because your payments will be backdated to the date you phoned.
Alternatively, you can download an application from the GOV site.
The number to call or to download the form can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/disability-living-allowance-children/how-to-claim
How do we help?
The DLA claim form can seem difficult to complete. In our experience you have a better chance of getting the DLA you need if your form gives the most accurate account of your child’s needs as possible. There are specific things that the DWP will be looking for when they make a decision on your claim - so it's important that you fill in the form as best you can. The Disability Representation Unit are experts at this.
We will help you fill out this form step by step. If you have asked for a paper form to complete, we will talk you through each question and give you suggested examples of answers to give before you write them down. When we give you suggested answers over the phone, this is followed by a document (sent by email ) containing the answers we discuss during the call, which you will use to complete the form.
Alternatively if you choose to download the form, we can download this for you and complete the form for you. We will then send send you the form electronically for you to download and print.