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Disability Living Allowance – make sure you are claiming

Tuesday 13th October 2020

Our information on Disability Living Allowance is the most popular page on our website.

Families we speak to describe getting this benefit as 'life-changing', so it's easy to see why our advice about claiming it, continues to be so valued.

Helps meet extra costs

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is the main benefit for children under 16 with a condition or disability. DLA helps to meet the extra costs that you might have as a result of your child's disability.

Any child who has a disability or illness might qualify for DLA, and you don't need to wait for a formal diagnosis to make a claim. It is sufficient that they have some form of disability.

How to claim

On our DLA web page we have easy to digest information on everything including how to claim the DLA care component for babies, and how to claim DLA mobility component for children with autism or a learning disability. And there are also lots of valuable tips on how to complete the DLA application form.

Government records show that millions of pounds of disability benefits goes unclaimed every year, so it's vital that families with disabled children apply for this financial support.