New guide for parents in Scotland: Claiming Child Disability Payment

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Thursday 30 March 2023

Tags: benefits & tax credits, scotland, child disability payment, welfare benefits in scotland, disabled children

Child Disability Payment is the new benefit for children aged under 16 in Scotland, replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in Scotland. Now our expert advisers have written a comprehensive guide to the new benefit.

Although Child Disability Payment looks similar to DLA in some respects, it uses slightly different rules to decide whether you qualify for the benefit, and at what rate.

Our comprehensive new guide Claiming Child Disability Payment takes you through what should happen if your child currently gets DLA, and how to claim Child Disability Payment if they don’t.

We also describe how to complete the application form, what tests are used to decide if a child gets it, with hints and tips on answering all the questions on the form.

Getting an award of Child Disability Payment can mean an increase in other benefits your family may be getting.

Get your free copy of Claiming Child Disability Payment, or call our freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555 for your free copy.

Related information

Read more about the changes to welfare benefits in Scotland.