Disability Living Allowance (DLA), is a benefit that is for those living with a disability and is unable to care for themselves. Or unable to work due to a disability. There are two types of DLA. One for adults and another for children, and to find the best one for you. The DLA phone number is there is provide you with assistance.
DLA for adults is a tax-free benefit which enables disabled people extra help with care or mobility costs. Whereas for children it is to help with the extra costs of looking after children who have difficulty walking. Who are under 16, and who need more care than those of a similar age. For those looking to claim the DLA, you must be living in the UK, or another European Economic Area country or Switzerland when a claim is made. If a child is over three years old they must have lived in the UK for two of the las three years and also be a resident of the UK and not subject to immigration control. For anyone to be eligible for these types of payments, they must check off these requirements.
For adults living with a disability, they might be eligible if they need help looking after themselves. Which can include, needing help when dressing, eating, washing? Communicating needs and wants, preparing a cooked meal, avoiding putting yourself and others at risk. And even using the bathroom. If you have difficulty walking, which can include walking short distances. Becoming ill when try to walk or you find yourself in severe discomfort when walking a short distance, that this too can put yours in the category of DLA. There is more information on the Disability Rights UK website.
As well as these, if you have no feet or legs and are assessed as being 100% and 80% deaf. Have severe mental impairment with behavioural problems and need supervision when outside. Then your claim for DLA would probably not be so difficult. The DLA Contact Number is not only there to provide you with information on how to receive paperwork for a DLA, but help ensure you are on the right path to receiving your future payments.
The rates for both children and adults who are looking to gain DLA are very similar and are paid every four weeks.
Adults & Children.
- £21.80 – Help for some of the day or with preparing cooked meals.
- £55.10 – Frequent help or constant supervision during the day, supervision at night or someone to help you while on dialysis.
- £82.30 – Help or supervision throughout both day and night or you’re terminally ill.
- £21.80 – Guidance or supervision outdoors.
- £57.45 – You have any other, more severe, walking difficulty.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
In regards to children who require DLA, an assessment may be required in order to assess what type of help they will benefit from, and for those who spend 35 hours or more a week caring for their or a child may also be entitled to a carer’s allowance. So if you or your child require an assessment you will receive a letter detailing the types of checks that will be put into place to ensure you meet the requires of DLA, and for each assessment, you will be required to provide identification which can be a passport or three of the following:
- Birth certificate.
- Driving licence.
- Life assurance policy.
- Bank statements.
For further information on how to apply for the DLA for children or adults, the DLA number is as follows: Telephone: 0843 455 0115. The lines are open Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8.00am – 6.00pm and the DLA number is also available through your local council. There is lots of help available and the citizen’s advice has a good section on DLA.
DLA Contact Number 0843 455 0115.
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