Disability Living Allowance advice and guidance
DLA is a benefit for those who need help caring for themselves or getting around.
Many children on the autistic spectrum qualify for Disability Living Allowance.
BAS, in collaboration with Simone Poole of West Berkshire Council’s Welfare benefits team, have written two guides which will help you work through the DLA form for children. These guides are specifically for children with an ASD.
There are two versions of the DLA form for children currently being issued by the Department of Works and Pensions.
This first guide is for the orange version of the form
BAS - Guide for claiming DLA - for children and young people
This guide is for the green version
BAS DLA Guide pages 1 - 8
BAS DLA Guide pages 9 - 18
BAS DLA Guide pages 19 - 24
BAS DLA Guide pages 25 - 30
BAS DLA Guide pages 31 - 37
BAS DLA Guide pages 39 - 41
Report for Schools to complete to support a child’s claim for DLA:
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Cerebra: useful guide to claiming DLA for children.Tel: 01267 244 200 www.cerebra.org.uk
Contact a Family produce a guide to claiming the Higher rate of Mobility for Children:
Completing the DLA form can be daunting, Berkshire Autistic Society can offer individual appointments to parents and carers who would like help in completing a claim form for Disability Living Allowance for a child with an autistic spectrum disorder. Just give us a call on 0118 9594 594 to make an appointment.
For Adults we also offer one to one support for individuals and/or their carers to assist them to complete a claim for DLA, again just give us a call to make an appointment.
For additional guidance : Follow this link to the National Autistic Society's advice pages. NAS DLA
For information about other benefits available for children and young people with a disabilty/special needs, please see this leaflet. It is just a brief guide and is not intended to cover all benefits in detail.
Click here for BAS DLA Workshop Details: