help with DLA and PIP

If you want to make a claim for Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment for a child or young person, Amaze can offer you advice and sometimes practical support, depending on where you live.

Telephone Advice

Call our SENDIASS helpline for information about where to get the claim forms, what sort of details you might need to include and how long you can expect the process to take.

Factsheets and written resources

We also have fact sheets about DLA and PIP and, if you give us a ‘pen picture’ of your child’s needs, we can send you  more detailed written resources to help you tackle different pages of the claim pack. Or you can read more about DLA and PIP on this website.


We run regular, free DLA and PIP workshops in Brighton that parents from across Sussex are welcome to attend and in the future we will be running these in East Sussex too. Check out our events listing for upcoming workshops. For DLA and PIP workshops in West Sussex visit Reaching Families’ website.

One to one support

If you feel really stuck, and you live in Brighton & Hove, we may be able to offer you individual help. We have a small team of volunteers who can make home visits and help you think through how to make a strong case. And if you find that writing stuff down is hard, that’s OK too – our volunteers are happy to fill the forms in. But please be aware that this service is only available in school term time. Ring our helpline to ask for one to one help or read more in our DLA Service Leaflet.

If you feel really stuck and you live in East Sussex, have a think about who could help you work from some of our written resources. This might be your child’s social worker, their TA at school, a friend or a keyworker. If you belong to a parent support group, perhaps one of the parents there has experience and can help.


Amaze always needs more volunteers. Find out how you can help other parents make successful claims.

Give us your feedback

We’d love to hear how useful you found our DLA resources or one to one support. Email with any feedback about the service and do let us know the outcome.

If you are successful and would like to help us support more families who need help to claim DLA, visit our donations page.


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