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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

If you return the completed form within six weeks, your child’s award can be backdated to the day you asked for the form. 

You can download a DLA claim pack.

If you are deaf and use British Sign Language, you may be able to claim using a video relay service.

For Northern Ireland, call 0800 587 0912 (Text phone 0800 012 1574). You can also download a claim form.

The face-to face assessments for DLA claims are suspended until May 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Telephone, video or paper-based assessments will be arranged instead. 

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