DLA has care and mobility components. Your child may be eligible for 1 or both. Each component has different rates of payment. The amount you receive depends on your child’s needs. DLA does not have a points system.
Your child will either get:
an indefinite award, where their DLA payment is ongoing
a fixed award, where they get DLA for a fixed period (you will need to reapply when it ends)
If anything has changed with your child's condition, include new evidence to show this. For example, a report from new healthcare professionals your child may be seeing. Or if their Special Educational Needs (SEN) or school plan has been updated.
You can use evidence from your previous claim if it’s still relevant. Ask the DWP for a copy of your previous application and evidence if you do not have copies.
Warning Make copies
Sometimes post goes missing, so it’s a good idea to make a copy of the form before you send it.