DWP - Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for Children
How to contact this service
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is the main benefit for disabled children and is there to help meet any extra costs of being disabled. Any ill or disabled child may be able to qualify, even those who don’t have a diagnosis.
The charity Contact have produced various guides to claiming DLA for children. See the supporting documents list below.
The best way to apply is to call the DLA helpline (0800 121 4600) and ask them to send you a DLA1A Child form. They will send you a date-stamped form, and any benefit due will be paid from that date.
If, at the end if the process, you disagree with the decision, you can ask the DWP to look at it again. This is known as a Mandatory Reconsideration. AdviceNow have a Mandatory Reconsideration Request Letter Tool that will help.
If you are unhappy with the new decision, you can appeal.
- National Organisation
- Age range
- Suitable for ages from 0 to 16 years
- Referral route
- Self Referral
- For people with
- Social, Emotional, or Mental Health (SEMH) Needs
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Learning Disabilities
- Physical Disabilities
- Sensory Impairments
- Eligibility criteria
- Assessment Needed
- Provider category
- Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
- Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs
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Last updated 23 February 2024