Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children

1. Overview

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who:

  • is under 16
  • has difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability

They will need to meet all the eligibility requirements.

The DLA rate is between £22 and £141.10 a week and depends on the level of help the child needs.