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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for Children

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who:

  • is under 16
  • has difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who does not have a disability

They will need to meet all the eligibility requirements.

The DLA rate is between £23.20 and £148.85 a week and depends on the level of help the child needs.

For more information on applying for DLA for your child: How To Claim.

There is also a useful Guide to Claiming Disability Living Allowance for Children produced for families by the charity, Contact.

If you or your child is 16 years old or over, please see information regarding Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

Who to contact

Website
https://www.gov.uk/disability-living-allowance-children

Who is it for?

Supporting People With
Learning disability
Mental health
Autistic Spectrum
Communication
Physical impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Profound or Multiple Needs
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No
Last updated date:
11 October 2019

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