Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children

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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 does not have a disability

They will need to meet all the eligibility requirements.

The DLA rate is between £23.70 and £152.15 a week and depends on the level of help the child needs.

If you live in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross or the Western Isles, you need to apply for Child Disability Payment instead.