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Claiming Disability Living Allowance for a child under 16

(9 Posts)
chocjunkie Wed 17-Apr-13 18:46:59

iirc it is 6 weeks. if you need longer than that they take the day the receive it.

6 weeks sounds a lot but is not. it took me 3 month to write my essays...

popgoestheweezel Wed 17-Apr-13 17:25:58

How long do you get to fill in the form?

salondon Wed 17-Apr-13 16:35:33


Always go the paper route!!
Online is notorious for crashing etc and you can't include supporting documents.
With your paper one you can add to, write around, get the supporting people to sign and send all reports at the same time.. AND you can photocopy it in case the idjits lose it!

Nearly 16 years of experience here of filling in the formssmile

zzzzz Wed 17-Apr-13 16:19:08

Sounds very easy to cock up! grin

PolterGoose Wed 17-Apr-13 16:17:27

I suppose you send them separately...

zzzzz Wed 17-Apr-13 16:14:27

If you do do it on-line how do you include supporting documents?

PolterGoose Wed 17-Apr-13 16:02:34

Cerebra DLA Guide is essential.

The reason many of us do a handwritten form is that the DLA gets backdated to when you requested the form and you get ages to complete it. If you do it online the award starts from when you submit.

It is also easier to send the paper form with all your supporting documents.

salondon Wed 17-Apr-13 12:36:33


Is this (www.dwp.gov.uk/advisers/claimforms/dla1a_child_print.pdf) the right form? I fill it and send it? I remember reading on the forum that online forms dont work. I'd rather do it online


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