Do children with speech and language impairments qualify for DLA? How do you apply?
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a social security benefit designed to help pay for the extra costs that having a disability entails. It is not means-tested and can be claimed by both adults and children. In the case of children, parents are generally responsible for applying for the benefit and receiving the payments.
A significant speech and language impairment is a sufficiently severe disability to qualify for DLA. However, demonstrating this on an application form is not necessarily straightforward. So Afasic has published a leaflet to guide parents through the application process, called Claiming benefits for children with speech and language impairments.
Claiming benefits for children with speech and language impairments