Are you a carer for a child with a disability in Scotland? If so, you may be eligible for support via the first new Scottish disability benefit, the Child Disability Payment. And this new payment is due to launch nationally on 22 November 2021.
Child Disability Payment
Social Security Scotland is launching this benefit scheme to support the lives of children and young people who live in Scotland. So, why has this new disability payment been created? So, this children’s benefit has been set up to help with the extra care and mobility costs of having a disability or health condition. And, this doesn’t have to be a registered disability. As such, young people suffering from mental health issues, physical conditions, or health conditions are all eligible to apply.
Wondering if your child is eligable?
And if you are wondering if your child is eligible for this benefit, then please contact East Dunbartonshire CAB for further information:
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New scheme to replace Living Allowance
As you may know, the government are working to restructure the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefit called Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children and young people who live in Scotland. As such the Child Disability Payment is gradually replacing this benefit scheme.
But please be aware, you can’t get the Child Disability Payment for a child if you already get child DLA for as the rates for both benefits are the same.
What is this benefits scheme for?
So, what is the scheme for? Well this child benefits scheme is to help with:
- Extra money to help with the costs of caring for a child with a disability or ill-health condition.
2. Child Disability Payment is Scotland’s replacement for Disability Living Allowance for Children.
3. The payment has been developed to help with the extra costs of caring for a child or a young person who has a disability or health condition
4. The disability or health condition can be physical, mental, or both. There is no need for a formal diagnosis to receive the assistance.
In need of help? Then please contact East Dunbartonshire CAB for further information:Contact us