- What benefits can I claim if my child gets DLA?
- Can I get a car if my child gets DLA?
- How long does a child DLA claim take?
- Can you get housing benefit if you get DLA?
- How much is DLA for a child with ADHD?
- Do I get extra tax credits if my child gets DLA?
- How long is DLA awarded for child?
- What evidence do you need for DLA?
- Can my child’s DLA be stopped?
What benefits can I claim if my child gets DLA?
Higher payments of benefits you already get You can get higher payments of the following benefits if you get DLA for your child: Child Tax Credit.
Can I get a car if my child gets DLA?
You can get a Motability car or vehicle if you’ve been awarded: the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) the enhanced rate mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
How long does a child DLA claim take?
DLA can be paid from the start of your claim. It cannot be backdated. Your claim will start on the date the form is received or the date you call the enquiry line (if you return the claim pack within 6 weeks). You’ll usually get a decision letter about 8 weeks (40 working days) after your form is received.
Can you get housing benefit if you get DLA?
If you do not receive any Housing Benefit but you are liable to pay rent, your child being in receipt of DLA may mean you now qualify for Housing Benefit. Housing Benefit is means-tested so your income and capital will affect whether you qualify for the benefit.
How much is DLA for a child with ADHD?
They will need to meet all the eligibility requirements. The DLA rate is between £23.60 and £151.40 a week and depends on the level of help the child needs.
Do I get extra tax credits if my child gets DLA?
You may get more Child Tax Credit if your child gets DLA or PIP, because there is an extra element of Child Tax Credit included in the calculation. Make sure you tell the Tax Credit Office what rate of DLA or PIP your child is getting.
How long is DLA awarded for child?
six monthsAwards of DLA can be made for either fixed or indefinite periods but usually awards (payments) are made for a minimum of six months or longer if you carry on having care needs.
What evidence do you need for DLA?
To increase your chances of a successful Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claim it’s important to send in evidence that backs up what you’ve said in the application form. This could be supporting letters from people who know your child, copies of reports or assessments, or a diary detailing a typical day or week.
Can my child’s DLA be stopped?
Your child’s DLA payments will stop unless they apply for PIP by the date given in the letter. If they apply by the date given in the letter, they’ll continue to receive DLA until their claim is assessed.