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).