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Children's disability benefits

If you're a parent or carer of a disabled child, there are benefits you can apply for to help with the extra costs of disability.

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Disability living allowance for children

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) benefit for children is to help with the extra costs of looking after a disabled child under 16. You can receive DLA whether you are in or out of work and it will usually be paid every four weeks.

For over 16s, DLA now changes to Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The Government will send you a letter about the changeover to PIP when the child is aged 15 years and 7 months. If you do not apply for PIP, your DLA may end.

Help to apply

To receive DLA, you'll need to fill in an application form. The information you provide allows the Government Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to work out the rates of help you will receive.

If you live in Cambridgeshire and you're anxious about the information you will need to provide, we're here to help. Our friendly advisers will guide you through the process to complete the form.

Call us by phone on 0800 952 5000 or by email at iag@papworthtrust.org.uk

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