Disability living allowance (DLA) is the main way of meeting the additional needs of many children yet it is under claimed and can be hard to understand. This course looks at the DLA rules as they apply to children. It considers how to fill in the form to get the best outcome for the child.
The course covers:
• What extra care needs must a child have to qualify for DLA
• Basic milestones in childhood development
• The impact of stays in residential schools, care homes and hospitals
• How DLA for a child can increase benefits for the family
Methods of delivery and timings
This standard level course runs from 10.00 to 13.00 over two consecutive mornings, with a 30 minute break at 11.15. It is delivered live online, via Zoom, with CPAG trainer Jo Silcox.
It is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and group discussion. Participants will be provided with a link to slides and exercises, hosted on CPAG’s e-learning platform, a week prior to the course.
What you will need
Participants will need a Wi-Fi connection and a suitable device to access the internet. Prior to the event, participants will receive an email with a link which they should use to join the event and access supporting materials.