disability living allowance (DLA)

DLA is often the first benefit which parents claim, and it’s also a passport to other sorts of financial help.

Disability Living Allowance is paid monthly, and it isn’t taxed or means tested, which means they don’t take your other income into account. You can claim DLA if your child needs more help or looking after than other children their age because of their additional needs. Your child can claim DLA until they are 16, when they will need to move over to the equivalent benefit for adults, Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Who can claim DLA?
The care component
The mobility component
How to apply for DLA
Get help with filling in a DLA form
What to do if your DLA claim is turned down
Asking for a reconsideration
DLA Appeals


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