Claiming DLA: Children under 16 with IBD

If your child has Crohn's or Colitis, this may create all sorts of extra expenses, such as higher heating bills, special diets, taxi fares, laundry, etc. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) can help to meet these, but you can spend DLA on anything you wish, not just the extra expense caused by illness.

This guide is designed to take you step-by-step through the whole process of making a claim for DLA, right from getting a copy of the form through to getting a letter telling you the result of your application

Why claim DLA?
Is my child eligible?
How is DLA worked out?
Before you begin
Start your claim
Questions about your child
About your child's illnesses or disabilities
Mobility questions
Care questions
Extra information about care
About you
The importance of supporting evidence
Preparing for a medical
The decision
Help, support and information
Appendix 1: Two-minute DLA test for children
Appendix 2: Claim file record sheet
Appendix 3: Medical visit record sheet
Appendix 4: Health professional's sheet
Help and support from Crohn's & Colitis UK