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Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) may help with the extra costs of looking after an eligible child who - is under 16 years of age; has difficulties walking or needs more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability.  They will also…

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) may help with the extra costs of looking after an eligible child who - is under 16 years of age; has difficulties walking or needs more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability.  They will also have to meet the eligibility requirements listed on the gov.uk site.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a tax-free benefit made up of 2 components (parts). The child might qualify for one or both components - the components are a care component and a mobility component.  You can claim DLA for children if you are in or out of work.  Application forms are available on the gov.uk site.

If you're the parent/carer of a disabled child, the Disability Information Officer at the Oxon Family Information Service can send you guidance notes to help you to fill out your Disability Living Allowance (DLA) form.  Please email fis.enquiries@oxfordshire.gov.uk to request this.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gov.uk's Disability Service Centre
Telephone
0800 121 4600
Website
Disability Living Allowance

Time / Date Details

When is it on
The Disability Service Centre Helpline is open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Open all year

Other Details

Additional Information

Providing services to
Disabled children/young people

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Last checked on 01/06/2020

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

This information has been collected from third party providers and Oxfordshire County Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of the information nor does inclusion represent a recommendation or an endorsement. Parents, carers, young people and professionals are recommended to check that organisations and services are appropriate and safe before they attend.
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