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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children claim form

Use this claim form to apply for DLA for children under 16, in England and Wales.

Applies to England and Wales

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Read the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children guidance before you claim.

Before you start this form

If you’re using a mobile phone or tablet

You cannot complete the form using a mobile phone or tablet. You have to either:

  • use a desktop or laptop computer
  • print the form and complete it by hand

Call the DLA helpline to ask for a paper form.

If you’re using a desktop or laptop computer

Use a PDF reader to open and fill in this form. You can download a free PDF reader online.

If you are using screen reader software to access the form, we recommend that you review all of the notes and the questions on the form before you complete it. As you complete the form, you will be guided through the questions based on the responses you provide.

Do not use your computer’s browser or, if you are an Apple Macintosh user, the Preview application.

You can save data typed into this form if you use a PDF reader. This means that you do not have to fill in the form in one session.

There are reliability issues with some assistive software, which may mean the form will not save properly.

This form will only save if it is both:

  • saved onto your computer
  • opened in a recent version of PDF reader

The form will not save in:

  • versions of Acrobat Reader older than version XI
  • some other PDF readers, for example Preview on a Mac or Foxit on a PC

Help using this PDF claim form

For help and advice on the information you need to put on the form or about DLA for children, contact the Disability Living Allowance helpline.

Contact the DWP Online Helpdesk, if you are having technical difficulties:

  • downloading the form
  • navigating around the form
  • printing the form

DWP online helpdesk

Email dwponline.helpdesk@dwp.gov.uk

Telephone 0800 169 0154

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
Closed weekends and all public and bank holidays

Find out about call charges

Where to send the form

Send the completed form to:

Freepost DWP DLA Child

You do not need a postcode or a stamp.

If you’ve received a paper form, you can use the envelope included to return it.

If you need this form in a different format

Contact the Disability Living Allowance helpline to ask for:

  • a printed copy of the form
  • a different format, such as large print, braille or audio CD
Published 1 January 2013
Last updated 8 December 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added updated DLA (child) claim form and notes.

  2. Added updated DLA (child) claim form and notes.

  3. Added updated DLA (child) claim form and notes dated July 2021.

  4. Updated the English version of the DLA (child) claim form.

  5. Replaced the English version of the form with a more accessible version. An additional question for Swiss and EEA nationals has been incorporated into the claim form.

  6. The form to fill in online to claim Disability Living Allowance for children is temporarily unavailable. You can still claim by printing the form and filling it in with a pen.

  7. Updated DLA (child) claim form to December 2020 version. Added notes on how to complete the form and additional question form for EEA and Swiss nationals.

  8. Information added on GDPR and alternative text in print PDFs.

  9. Added July 2018 versions of the claim form.

  10. Published update of the DLA for children claim forms dated January 2018.

  11. Published update of the DLA for children claim forms for January 2018. Welsh versions to follow in due course.

  12. Added updated DLA1a interactive form - Disability Living Allowance for children. Changed contact details for online helpdesk.

  13. Published update of the DLA for children claim forms for June 2016.

  14. Added revised forms with new contact phone numbers.

  15. Published January 2014 update of the DLA for children claim form.

  16. First published.