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Medical guidance for DLA decision makers (child cases): staff guide

Medical guidance for DWP staff who make decisions on child cases for Disability Living Allowance.

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Medical guidance for DLA decision makers (child cases): staff guide

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Details

This guide for staff is written with help from experts involved in patient care. It contains background information on the most common medical conditions relevant to claims for Disability Living Allowance for children – not all medical conditions. It covers the treatment, the likely disabling effects, the likely impact on ability to self-care and get around and the likely duration of needs.

Printed versions of this guide are not available.

Adult cases

There is a similar guide for DWP staff who make decisions on adult cases for Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance.

Why we publish this guide

We publish this guide to help people understand how we make decisions.

Information for claimants

See www.gov.uk/disability-living-allowance-children

Published 13 January 2014
Last updated 5 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated both versions of the Medical guidance for DLA decision makers (child cases): staff guide, with new guidance on: speech and language disorders, visual impairment and amputation of limbs.
  2. Updated both versions of the guide with new guidance on: anxiety disorders, cleft lip/palate, congenital heart disease, depression, dyspraxia, gastro-oesophagael reflux disease, joint hypermobility, premature babies and speech and language disorders.
  3. Updated both versions of the guide.
  4. Revised both versions of the child medical staff guide with updated diabetes award duration information.
  5. Updated both versions of the guide.
  6. Updated both versions of the guide.
  7. Updated both versions of the guide.
  8. First published.