DLA Higher Rate Mobility: learn about eligibility rules at free webinar on 24 March

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Wednesday 16 March 2022

Tags: dla, webinar

Most children who get the higher rate of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) mobility component qualify on the basis that physical problems severely restrict their ability to walk — but that isn’t the only route.

Even if your child has no physical problems with walking, they might still qualify for the higher rate of mobility if their behaviour is very difficult to deal with. This usually applies to children with a learning disability or autism spectrum disorder.

There are specific tests that have to be met in order to qualify, but these rules are complex. That’s why we are inviting parents to join us for a special webinar via Zoom on Thursday 24 March between 10 and 11.30am where we’ll look in detail at these rules.

The webinar will look at:

  • The specific tests used by the DLA Unit in deciding whether a child qualifies for the higher rate mobility on the grounds of ‘severe mental impairment’
  • When some children who have frequent episodes where they refuse to walk might qualify for the higher rate mobility
  • Common arguments used by the DWP in refusing higher rate mobility and how these might be challenged

This webinar will be presented by Derek Sinclair, who leads Contact’s Family Finance team. To find out more about this webinar and to sign up, visit our Eventbrite page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Can’t make 24 March?

We have lots of information about DLA and other benefits on our website. Take a look at our DLA parent carer guide, read our factsheet on claiming DLA higher rate mobility for children with learning difficulties or autism spectrum disorders, or use our FAQs tool for information about some of the most popular topics we get asked about.

We will also post a recording of the webinar on our webpages shortly after the event has taken place.

New to webinars?

A webinar is a presentation live on the internet. You will be able to hear presentations live, follow the slides and submit questions for the presenters to answer.

You will need a home computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.