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Parent Information


Disability Living Allowance... What is it? How do I claim it?

DLA is the main disability benefit for children under 16 with a condition or disability. It can help with the costs of raising a child with a condition or disability, and it makes such a difference to families. Any child who has a disability or long term illness may be eligible for DLA and you don’t need a formal diagnosis to make a claim, as it's based on needs. You will, however, be required to evidence that your child needs substantially more care/support/supervision than others of the same age (who don't have a disability or long term illness).

Please contact the school office for further information.