Get Ready for the Child Disability Payment
Child Disability Payment provides extra money to help with the costs of caring for a child with a disability or ill-health condition. Child Disability Payment will replace Disability Living Allowance for children in Scotland, which is currently delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions.
People can apply if they are a parent or main carer of a child who:
- Is aged between 3 months and 16 years old
- Has lived with a disability or long term health condition for 3 months or more and it is expected to continue for at least 6 months
- Does not already receive Disability Living Allowance for children from Department for Work and Pensions.
A pilot scheme has been running in several areas since the summer, and roll out to the rest of Scotland is expected before the end of the year. For more information visit the Social Security Scotland Child Disability Payment information page.