Support for claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Many familes don't realise that they are ENTITLED to this benefit if their child has additional support needs, which very many of the children we support do have.
DLA is available to a child who "needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who does not have a disability". The term 'disability' is misleading as the important aspect is that they have additional care needs; no diagnosis is required.
Children who have difficulties with sensory regulation or who have had a tricky start in life for any reason often need additional support day and night, emotionally even if not practically, and this allowance can make a huge difference! It may even enable you to pay for additional therapies that your child may need, eg Occupational Therapay.
The support that Adenydd can offer at the moment is limited to signposting you to the information you will need and also providing some ideas of what you might want to include on your claim form.
We hope eventually to extend our support to include help with completing the forms, however we simply don't have the capacity to do this at the moment. We are always looking for volunteers who may be able to help! Please get in touch if this could be you.
After you’ve applied, you’ll get a letter within 3 weeks that explains how long it’ll take to get a decision
Sources of help and advice