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Disability Living Allowance for Children

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for Children is a UK tax free social security benefit for those with an illness or a disability who need significantly more help than a well child of the same age, such as:

  • help with getting around, or
  • help with personal care, or
  • help with both of these.


If the young person is over 16, they will need to apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) themselves. Find out more here.

CLDF has a leaflet which gives a good overview of DLA. You can download it or order a copy via post here.

If you would like more information before making an application, CLDF can send you the following:

  • A guide to find out if you may be eligible
  • A guide to filling in the application form
  • Information on questions you’ll be asked at the medical
  • Information on appealing a decision, including template letters.


This information must be sent electronically via email as it is a very large document. Please contact CLDF’s families team if you would like to receive it.

Find out more about Disability Living Allowance and other benefits in our FAQ section.

If you have any questions or would like to talk more about DLA/benefits, please contact CLDF’s families team.

The information on this site is for guidance only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other health care professional. ALWAYS check with your medical team if you have any concerns about your condition or treatment. CLDF is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any form of damages resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by the information on this site.