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Factsheets / Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

A5 factsheet – UK1028

20 pages

If you are looking after an ill or disabled child who is under the age of 16 years then they may be entitled to Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

This factsheet explains the rules for claiming DLA and will help you to get an idea of whether the child you look after might qualify.

The information in this factsheet applies to people living in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

This factsheet is available as a free download on the Disability Living Allowance page on the Carers UK website.

Last updated in April 2019.

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