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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.

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