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Child Disability Payment Scotland - Can I get Child Disability Payment?

Child Disability Payment is a Scottish benefit for children with disabilities.

Can I get Child Disability Payment?

To be entitled to Child Disability Payment, you need to meet the following conditions:

  • Be the child's parent or guardian, or be looking after a child who does not live with a parent or guardian
  • If the child is terminally ill, anyone can make an application. The person applying must tell child's parent or guardian they are doing so and get their consent.

The child needs to meet the following conditions:

  • Be under 16 - children who started getting Child Disability Payment before the age of 16 can choose to carry on getting it until they turn 18
  • Be living in Scotland
  • Not be subject to immigration control.

The child must also have needs relating to a disability or health condition (including mental health conditions). It is not necessary for them to have a confirmed diagnosis.


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