Need help completing your child’s DLA form?

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Tuesday 26 April 2022

Tags: disability living allowance, welfare benefits, dla form, youtube

DLA (Disability Living Allowance) is the main benefit for children under 16 with a condition or disability. Families we speak to describe getting this benefit as ‘life-changing’. There is a specific form that is used for claiming DLA for a child, called DLA1A Child.

The form is long and requires lots of information. So to help, alongside our webpage on completing the DLA claim form, our benefits expert Derek has recorded three videos taking you through the process.

If you are new to DLA form-filling, watch the first video before you start, where Derek gives an overview of what you need to think about before you start completing the form.

And because it’s such a long form – about 40 pages or so – it’s a good idea to break it down into sections. In the second video, Derek will help you tackle the first 13 pages of the DLA form.

Finally, Derek explains how to answer Q62, a really important part of the form that covers your child’s night-time needs.

Keep an eye out for more videos soon, or read our other tips on completing the DLA form.

Got a question about DLA and other benefits?

Our Frequently Asked Questions tool can help you find answers to some of your most common questions about DLA and other benefits.

And visit our benefits and tax credits pages for information about other welfare support your family might be entitled to.