You can only make a new claim for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) if you’re claiming for a child under 16 - this is known as DLA for children.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children – new, improved claim form
DWP has improved the DLA for children claim form .
The improved form:
- includes guidance to help claimants provide the right supporting information
- says that claimants should send photocopies of supporting documents, not original documents
- includes a checklist of what claimants need to do before sending the form
Printed copies of the form can be ordered through this link
Anyone over 16 must apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) instead of DLA.
PIP is gradually replacing DLA for people aged 16 to 64, even for those with an indefinite or lifetime DLA award.
You can continue to get DLA if you were born on or before 8 April 1948 and you’re eligible. If you were born after that, use the PIP checker to find out if and when you’re affected by PIP.