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Important! It is no longer possible for claimants aged between 16 and state pension age to make a new claim for DLA.   People in this age should make a claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)  for adults cover Claiming DLA and AA guides and factsheets

  • Disability Living Allowance Claims for Adults on Physical Health Grounds (63 page A4 guide)
  • Disability Living Allowance Claims for Adults on Mental Health Grounds (54 page A4 guide )
  • Disability Living Allowance Claims for Children on Physical Health and Mental Health Grounds (74 page A4 guide)
  • Attendance Allowance on Physical Grounds (37 page A4 guide)
  • Giving persuasive information about how far you can walk (12 page A4 factsheet)
  • 70 questions you're likely to be asked at your DLA medical (4 page A4 factsheet)
  • Challenging the claim a bottle or commode will replace the need for help (7 page A4 factsheet)

Disability living allowance (DLA) for adults on physical grounds coverOur guides and factsheets are full of practical information, tips and advice based on years of experience of assisting claimants and support workers. Following the information in the guides won't guarantee you an award of DLA or AA, but it definitely will ensure that you make the best possible case for getting an award. They guides include:

  • 2 minute tests to help decide whether you're eligible for DLA
  • details of the best way to get a claim pack and what to do if you can't return it in time
  • information on how to keep a record of your claim
  • a page by page guide explaining what you need to write about in every box in the DLA claim packs-dealing with the problems you have with everyday activities such as washing, dressing, walking and preparing a cooked main meal.
  • tips on getting supporting evidence to increase the chances of a successful claim and reduce the likelihood of getting a visit from a DWP doctor
  • guidance on how to prepare for a visit from a DWP doctor and how to keep a record of what happened that you can present to a tribunal if necessary
  • a list of the questions you're likely to be asked if you have a medical
  • a detailed list of agencies that may be able to help you with your DLA or AA claim.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) appeals coverDLA and AA appeals

  • Appealing against a Disability Living Allowance decision (14 page A4 guide)
  • Support for clients with DLA & AA appeals (37 page A4 guide)
  • Ways to challenge DLA or AA medical reports (27 page A4 guide)


Appeals work! Around 70% of DLA appeals are successful. Our guide to support for clients is now available to all members and contains a great deal of additional valuable material. Our appeals guides cover:

  • choosing between a revision or an appeal
  • completing an appeal formWays to challenge a disability living allowance (DLA) medical report cover
  • completing the enquiry form
  • what happens at an appeal
  • how to go and watch hearings before attending yourself
  • understanding the appeal papers
  • submitting additional evidence & using Upper Tribunal decisions
  • how to challenge DWP medical reports
  • preparing yourself
  • taking witnesses
  • the importance of what you both wear and how you travel to the hearing
  • what happens on the day
  • ensuring the tribunal cannot treat you as an experienced representative if you are not one
  • dealing with difficult tribunal members

Disability living allowance (DLA) changes of circumstances coverOther DLA issues

  • Disability Living Allowance renewal claims (6 page A4 factsheet)
  • Changes of circumstances for people claiming DLA (8 page A4 factsheet)

The Renewals guide gives additional information about the issues to take into account when completing a DLA or AA renewal form, to be used in conjunction with our detailed DLA & AA claims guides. The Changes of circumstances guide explains what counts as a change of circumstances that you should inform the DWP about in relation to you DLA & AA and how to reduce the chances of this leading to your award being looked at again.