Guidance

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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Detail

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