DWP - Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for Children

Type of service:
Finance And Funding
c/o Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Caxton House, Tothill Street, Westminster, London SW1H 9NA
Telephone number:
0800 121 4600
Mobile number:
0800 121 4523
Service description:

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is the main benefit for disabled children and is there to help meet any extra costs of being disabled. Any ill or disabled child may be able to qualify, even those who don’t have a diagnosis.

The charity Contact have produced various guides to claiming DLA for children. See the supporting documents list below.

The best way to apply is to call the DLA helpline (0800 121 4600) and ask them to send you a DLA1A Child form. They will send you a date-stamped form, and any benefit due will be paid from that date.

If, at the end if the process, you disagree with the decision, you can ask the DWP to look at it again. This is known as a Mandatory Reconsideration. AdviceNow have a Mandatory Reconsideration Request Letter Tool that will help.

If you are unhappy with the new decision, you can appeal.

Related Documents:

Age range:
0 - 16 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Assessment (EHA,EHCP,RMC)
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • Self referral
Last updated on: