Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is the main benefit for children with a condition or disability.
It may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who:
- is under 16
- has difficulties walking or needs more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn't have a disability
For more information about eligibility, rates, and more, go to GOV.UK: Disability Living Allowance for children.
How to claim DLA
- Order a claim form from:
Benefit Enquiry Line
Telephone: 0800 88 22 00
Textphone: 0800 24 33 55
Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Get help with the form
The form can be off-putting to complete but it is important that you complete all the relevant sections. Your local or Welfare Support Service can offer help with completing the form.
Contact a Family (National charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability) also provide a national freephone helpline that can put you in touch with local help to complete the form. Call 0808 888 3555 to find out more.