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How to claim DLA

Disability living allowance

You can call and ask for a form DLA1A.

Telephone: 0800 121 4600
Textphone: 0800 121 4523

Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 121 4600

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Normally, if you return the completed form within six weeks, your child’s award can be backdated to the day you asked for the form. Currently, due to the coronavirus outbreak, this period has been extended to three months.

You can download a DLA claim pack at www.gov.uk

For Northern Ireland, call 0800 587 0912 (Text phone 0800 012 1574). You can also download a claim form by going to www.nidirect.gov.uk

The face-to face assessments for DLA claims are currently suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. Telephone or paper-based assessments will be arranged instead. 

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