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Help for our adopted son

leebrazier
leebrazier Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi all. My wife and I have a 7 year old adopted son who has been diagnosed with hyper vigilance and attachment disorder. Does anyone know if he would be entitled to an allowance based on this?

thanks. 

lee. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,573 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    For a child under the age of 16 years to qualify for DLA, they must meet all of the following criteria:

    • they must need care, attention or supervision because of a physical or mental disability or health condition (and your child does not need to have an actual diagnosis)
    • they must have needed this care, attention or supervision for at least three months, and be likely to need this care, attention or supervision for a further six months (you can make the claim before the three months have passed, but you will not receive any payment until they have)
    • they must need substantially more care, attention or supervision than other children of the same age who do not have a disability or health condition. Evidence will be needed. 

  • leebrazier
    leebrazier Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you poppy123456

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