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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) - children - What is DLA?

Find out more about Disability Living Allowance for children.

What is DLA?

Disability Living Allowance is money for children who have care needs or mobility needs (difficulty getting around).

Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Age rules: Your child must be under the age of 16. For the low rate mobility component they must be aged over five, and for the high rate mobility component they must be aged over three.

If you are over 16 and you have care or mobility needs, you may be able to claim Personal Independence Payment guide instead. 

Type of benefit: Non means tested

Taxable: No

Administered by: Disability and Carers Service, Department for Work and Pensions

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