Mandatory Reconsideration Information

If you feel that the DLA level or rate is incorrect for your child you may be able to challenge the initial decision.

The first step is to contact DWP to ask them to change their decision.  Request the Mandatory Reconsideration paperwork and then unfortunately it’s more form filling.

However, the Citizens Advice have created a great guide including links to the forms to make it as easy as possible.

 

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children

DLA for children can help you with the extra costs of looking after your disabled child. Your child must be under 16 and have difficulties walking or needs more looking after than a child of the same age who doesn’t have a disability. The DLA rate is between £21.80 and £139.75 a week and depends on the level of help your child needs. Your child might need an assessment to work out what help they need.

Disability Living Allowance telephone: 0345 712 3456