Disability living allowance for children

Level: Standard

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is the main benefit payable to help meet the additional costs which arise for families caring for a disabled child. It is under claimed and can be difficult to understand.

This course looks in detail at the DLA rules as they apply to children under 16 and explains how to complete a DLA claim form to give the best chance of a successful outcome from the outset, reducing the stress of the claiming process.

The course covers;

  • The extra care and mobility needs a child must demonstrate to qualify for DLA
  • Basic milestones in child development as applied to DLA
  • The impact of stays in hospital, residential care or school
  • The positive financial impact of a DLA award for a family
  • What happens when a child turns 16