This is a non-means tested benefit.  There are two components, a care component (which can be awarded as low, middle, high) and a mobility component (low and high).  

The application form is more than thirty pages and can be stressful for parents to complete.  Although some parents do complete it themselves, there are organisations that can help you complete a DLA for your child including Kindred. Our teams offer one to one and group support if you would like assistance with completing the form. 

DLA rates as at January 2020 are shown below (you can check the most up to date rates here).

RATE CARE COMPONENT MOBILITY COMPONENT
Higher rate £87.65 a week £61.20 a week
Middle rate £58.70 a week N/A
Lower rate £23.20 a week £23.20 a week

Applications for the care component can be made from the age of 3 months (in some circumstances from birth), and applications for the high rate mobility component from the age of 3 years.

Find out more about DLA for children including eligibility and information about applying here:
www.gov.uk/disability-living-allowance-children

You can telephone the DLA Helpline: 0800 121 4600  (please state when you call that you are enquiring about DLA for under 16’s)

You can also find out about other state benefits here (please note some of these are for England/Wales only and should inform you if that is the case):  https://www.gov.uk/help-for-disabled-child