Extra money to help you with everyday life if you’ve an illness, disability or mental health condition. You can get it on top of other benefits. Your income, savings, and whether you’re working or not don't affect your eligibility.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who is under 16 and has difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who does not have a disability.
In the future, payment of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children in Scotland will transfer from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to Social Security Scotland. A new benefit called Child Disability Payment will replace DLA for children in Scotland. There will be no change to the amount you are paid. Children and young people in Scotland will continue to get Child Disability Payment until they are 18.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is being replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for disabled people. You can only apply for DLA if you’re under 16.
If you were born on or before 8 April 1948, you’ll continue to get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) as long as you’re eligible for it. If you were born after 8 April 1948, your DLA will end. You’ll get a letter telling you when that will happen. You’ll continue to get DLA until that date.
Attendance Allowance is a benefit for people over State Pension age who need help with personal care or supervision because of illness or disability.
You can either download a claim form or phone 0800 731 0122 to request a form and post to ‘Freepost DWP Attendance Allowance’
If you're aged 15 to 25 with a disability or impairment you can apply to the Transition Fund for money to help you take part in a new activity or learn a skill.
You might get Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) if you became ill or are disabled because of an accident or disease either at work or on an approved employment training scheme or course. The amount you may get depends on your individual circumstances.