Disability living allowance (DLA) helps meet the additional needs of disabled children. DLA will soon be replaced by a new Scottish benefit, called child disability payment, which will have many similar rules to DLA. This course gives you a practical insight into the main DLA rules for children and the knowledge to fill in the application form to get the best outcome for the child. It also helps you get ready for the introduction of child disability payment.
The course covers:
• Who is entitled to disability living allowance
• How to claim
• The impact of stays in residential schools, care homes and hospitals
• How DLA for a child can increase benefits for the family
• Plans for introducing child disability payment in Scotland.
This course is aimed at advisers with little or no knowledge of these benefits.
This half day introductory level course will be delivered online as follows;
10.00 - 11.15 training session delivered via Zoom
11.15 - 11.45 break
11.45 - 1.00 training session delivered via Zoom
This is a practical course, delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and group discussion. Participants will need a Wi-Fi connection and a suitable device to access the internet. It is not recommended to join via a mobile phone. Participants will receive an email link, a few days before the start of the course, to allow access to the event.