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Children: Disability

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 125989, tabled on 31 January 2018

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124887, what additional funding he plans to make available to support the working parents of disabled people aged between 16 and 20 for the finance of their care.

Answered on

5 February 2018

Child Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit for children under the age of 16 who, due to a disability or health condition, have mobility issues and/or require substantially more care, attention & supervision than children their age normally would. If a parent or carer is claiming Child Tax Credits (CTC) and their child is in receipt of DLA or Personal Independence Payments (PIP), they are also eligible for additional premiums on their award and for childcare support.

When a child approaches 16, they are informed that their DLA award will soon end and are invited to claim PIP. Spending on main disability benefits – PIP, DLA and Attendance Allowance – has risen by £4.1bn since 2010.

Parents of disabled people between 16 and 20 may be able to claim Carer’s Allowance. More information about eligibility can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility

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