New to DLA or Child Disability Payment? Get advice at our Facebook Q&A

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Thursday 16 February 2023

Tags: dla, disability living allowance, facebook q&a, child disability payment

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 in honour of We Love DLA Month, we’re inviting you to a special Q&A session on Thursday, 23 February at 10-11.30am over at our closed (private) Facebook Group for parent carers.

This is your chance to ask our helpline team any questions about what DLA or Child Disability Payment is for, who is eligible, and how to claim it. You can also get advice about any concerns you may have about how best to describe your child’s needs.

Our Intro to DLA & Child Disability Payment Q&A session will be carried out in writing – it will not include a live video. 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.

Can’t make it on Thursday?

Don’t worry if you can’t attend our session. The Q&A will stay up in our group after the session is over, so you’ll have a chance to read through all the questions and answers later on.

Plus, we have lots of information 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 DLA introduction 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.