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Disability Living Allowance for children: leaflet

This leaflet explains what Disability Living Allowance is, helps you decide if your child may be able to get it and tells you how to claim.

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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a tax-free benefit to help you with the extra costs you may have for a child under 16 because they are disabled.

This leaflet:

  • explains what Disability Living Allowance is
  • asks some questions to help you decide if your child may be able to get it
  • tells you how to claim it

Find more information on GOV.UK

For more about DLA for children see www.gov.uk/disability-living-allowance-children

Anyone over 16 must apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) instead of DLA.

Published 1 July 2012
Last updated 7 April 2014 + show all updates
  1. Published updated version of leaflet, includes rule about habitual residence and change to telephone numbers.
  2. First published.