Apply for Disability Living Allowance
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit you can get if you need help getting around or looking after yourself because you are ill, disabled or terminally ill. You can also claim Disability Living Allowance for an ill or disabled child.
You can no longer apply online for Disability Living Allowance. You can apply for Disability Living Allowance:
- at your Social Security/Jobs and Benefits office
- by filling in a Disability Living Allowance form and returning the form to your Jobs and Benefits Office
- Social Security/Jobs and Benefits offices (contacts section)
You can ask the Benefit Enquiry Line to send you an application form
You can download an application form below.
Download an application form
If you are over 16 and under 65, you need to fill in an application form for Disability Living Allowance.
If you are claiming for a child under 16, you must use a claim form for a child:
- DLA Child claim form (PDF 461 KB)
- DLA 1A Child notes (PDF 406 KB)
- Contact Disability and Carers Service
When you have filled in the form you can:
- post it to the Disability and Carers Service
Disability and Carers Service (contacts section)
- hand it in at your nearest Social Security / Jobs and Benefits office
Social Security / Jobs and Benefits office (contacts section)
When assessing your claim for payment, the Social Security Agency uses the date they received you application form, not the date you downloaded the form.
Ask for an application form
You can collect an application form for Disability Living Allowance from the Social Security Agency.
- Disability and Carers Service (contacts section)
- Benefit Enquiry Line (contacts section)
- Social Security / Jobs and Benefits office (contacts section)
- Benefit Shop Castle Court (contacts section)