DLA and Child Disability Payment: Get advice before claiming at our Q&A for parent carers

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Friday 16 February 2024

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Our families describe Disability Living Allowance (DLA) – or Child Disability Payment in Scotland – as a “life-changing” benefit for disabled children. But claiming it can be tricky, and there are still a lot of myths and confusion about who is entitled.

As a result, many families in the UK are missing out on these vital benefits which are there to help meet the extra costs of being disabled.

So to help, we’re running a special Q&A session on Thursday 22 February at 10-11.30am in our closed (private) Facebook Group for parent carers.

If you’re new to DLA or Child Disability Payment, this is your chance to ask our helpline advisers any questions you might have — such as who is eligible, how to claim it, or how best to describe your child’s needs in the form.

How the Q&A will work

To take part in the Q&A, you must be a member of our Facebook Group for parent carers. Simply request to join, answer the three membership questions when prompted, and one of our moderators will let you in!

The session will be carried out in writing – it will not include a video livestream. This means you can stop by our Facebook Group at any point between 10-11:30am on Thursday to write a comment with your question under our special Q&A post, and then come back later to read our team’s reply.

Can’t make it on Thursday?

If you can’t attend the session, don’t worry! The Q&A post will remain available to read in our group after the session is over, so you’ll be able to flick through the questions and answers anytime.

We also have lots of information and advice about DLA and Child Disability Payment on our website to help you claim.

You can also take a look at our comprehensive DLA parent guide, check out our top tips and expert videos to help you complete the DLA form, or watch our introductory DLA videos to learn more about this important benefit.

If your child is awarded DLA, this could also lead to an increase in your other benefits and help you qualify for certain entitlements for the first time. Our website has more information on the extra financial support you could become eligible for as a result of getting DLA.