Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

If the DWP rejects your claim for DLA for your disabled child we may be able to help.  Please note there is usually a one month time limit to challenge claim refusal.

Our Director previously successfully challenged the DWP on how it was wrongly assessing deaf children and they agreed to change guidance to decision makers.  This was indicative of a wider problem of DWP evidence gathering techniques involving writing to schools.  Schools will of course typically say how well the child is doing and then the DWP would use that as the basis for refusing claims.  It's usually relatively straight-forward to challenge these type of decisions.

We cover all conditions and have particular specialism in deafness, autism and mental health. 

The DWP's own disability handbook can be useful: Medical guidance for DLA decision makers (child cases)


Kester Disability Rights Ltd., 36 Lower Raven Lane, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1BL. Registered in England number 11917856.