Applying for DLA

You can only apply for DLA if you are claiming DLA for a child under 16 with a disability. DLA helps cover the extra costs that result from MS symptoms, in particular the costs of care and getting around.

DLA comes in two parts: the mobility component and the care component. The claim form for DLA covers both of them. A child can be awarded either, or both, of these components.

Throughout the UK you can no longer make a new claim for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) if you are aged 16 to 64. You must claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) instead.

DLA flowchart

Find out more about applying for DLA