Child Disability Payment
Last updated: 30/06/2020
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children will be transferred to the Scottish Government in 2020 and will be renamed the Child Disability Payment.
The benefit will remain much the same but with two main changes:
– children can remain on child disability payment until aged 18 rather than the previous age limit of 16 for DLA. This will hopefully help ease the move from child to adult services.
– the maximum amount will be given for children and young people who are terminally ill whatever their life expectancy.
The exact date child disability payment will be available is not yet confirmed but claims are expected to be taken from summer this year.