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 , 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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