Early Years Funding Entitlement (EYFE) – Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Disability Access Fund (DAF)
Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who:
- is under 16
- has difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who does not have a disability
They will need to meet all the eligibility requirements.
To apply for DLA you can use the DLA application form available at the weblink above. For support with the process, you can contact Citizens Advice or visit their help page by clicking here.
The above Information was taken from www.gov.uk/disability-living-allowance-children and was correct at the time of publishing.
Here is a helpful guide created by Contact (https://www.contact.org.uk/) with more information about applying for DLA for children.
Disability Access Fund (DAF)
Once DLA has been awarded and if the child is accessing a setting with 3 or 4-year-old funding entitlement, the setting can claim a one-off yearly payment to support them in the setting each year. Please note, children attending a Foundation 2 class will not be eligible. For more information, please contact [email protected] or 0151 666 3980.