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 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 £21.55 and £138.05 a week and depends on the level of help the child needs. The child may need an assessment to work out what help they need.

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