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Dla Q40 Washing Bathing Showering And Checking Appearance During The Day

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Do they need encouragement, prompting or physical help to wash, bath, shower and check their appearance during the day?

If your child gets any extra help getting in or out of a bath or shower, washing or drying themselves, brushing their teeth and checking their appearance please tick yes at the top of the page under question 40. Only tick no if you have read the examples on the form and have and decided your child doesnt have such problems.

How often each day and how long for, use this column to decide how often each day and how long each time the child needs help with each task. Fill in timings if they need encouragement, prompting or physical help to…

Have a wash

  • All times during the day that the child has a wash, including washing in the morning and/or at bedtime and washing before/after certain activities.
  • The time it takes from the start of a wash until the child is washed and dried .
  • How often each day and how long each time ?

Clean their teeth

  • All times during the day that the child cleans their teeth or needs physical help or prompting to do so. The time it takes from the start of teeth cleaning until the childs teeth are cleaned .
  • How often each day and how long each time ?

Wash their hair

  • All times during the day that the child washes their hair or needs physical help or prompting to do so.
  • The time it takes from the start of washing their hair until the childs hair is washed .
  • How often each day and how long each time ?

Get in or out of the bath

Finding Out If Your Child Is Eligible To Receive Dla

You can claim DLA if: 

  • you are the parent of a child under 16 with sight loss
  • and your child has had these problems for at least three months
  • and your child is expected to have these problems for at least six months.

How much is DLA worth?

If your claim is successful, you could get a payment for the care component or the mobility component, or both. Each component has different rates according to how much help the DWP feels your child needs. Many blind or partially sighted children receive at least the lower rates of the two components, but the DWP may award you more or less than this based on your application.

The care component is made up of three rates:

  • a lowest weekly rate of £23.60
  • a middle weekly rate of £59.70
  • and the highest weekly rate of £89.15.

The mobility component is made up of two rates:

  • a lower weekly rate of £23.60
  • and a higher weekly rate of £62.25.

You might be able to claim Carer’s Allowance on top of the middle and higher rate components of DLA if you care for your child for more than 35 hours a week.

Starting Your Childs Ssi Application

All SSI applications must be completed in person at your closest Social Security office. There are more than 1,300 SSA offices located across the country, so youll likely have more than one option when scheduling an appointment. Before applying in person, be sure to review the SSAs Child Disability Starter Kit. This online resource outlines exactly what paperwork youll need to have on hand to successfully apply for SSI on behalf of a child.

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Dla Q52 Hobbies And Activities

Do they need encouragement, prompting or physical help to take part in hobbies, social or religious activities?

If your child gets any extra help with hobbies and activities please tick yes at the top of the page under question 52. These can be hobbies and activities that they are already doing, or things they would like to do if they had the help they needed.  tick no if you have read the boxes and examples on the form and have decided you dont have such problems.

Activity examples – Help needed, use this column to decide how often each day and how long each time the child needs help with tasks on the left.

At home

Painting, drawing, arts and crafts, playing with toys, playing in the garden, riding a bike, cooking and baking, messy play, imaginary play, playing board games, interacting with other children, watching films or cartoons. Encouragement to use equipment, help getting equipment set up, motivation to keep interested, facilitation of play, help explaining and understanding games and rules, supervision for safety reasons, help or encouragement to clean up after themselves, help doing the activity e.g. using scissors or lifting things.

  • Is this something they do or would do every day if they had the help?
  • If not, how many times a week would they like to be able to do this activity.
  • How often each day and how long each time ?

When they go out

Remember to include time needed for encouragement, accompanying them there, and refusal episodes or tantrums.

Dla Q39 Moving Around Indoors During The Day

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Do they need encouragement, prompting or physical help to move around indoors, using stairs or getting in or out of a chair?

If your child gets any extra help to move from one place to another when indoors please tick yes at the top of the page under question. Only tick no if you have read the examples on the form and decided your child doesnt have such problems.

Tick the box if they need encouragement, prompting or physical help…

Go up and down one step -While moving up and down one step to ensure their safety, help with movement and co-ordination, to enable them to get from one place to another and/or to use any aids.

Examples and Explanations to decide whether to select yes or no in the tick boxes..

Go upstairs – While moving up a flight of stairs to ensure their safety, help with movement and co-ordination and to enable them to get from one place to another and/or to use any aids.

Go downstairs – While moving down a flight of stairs to ensure their safety, help with movement and co-ordination and to enable them to get from one place to another and/or to use any aids.

Move around safely – While moving around indoors to ensure their safety, trying to prevent falls and accidents, guiding the child and making sure they know where they are going and making them aware of their surroundings.

Get into or out of a chair – To get into or out of a chair as they may be unable to do it alone, to ensure their safety and/or because it takes them a long time.

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What Happens When Your Child Turns 16 Years Old

About Personal Independence Payment

PIP has replaced DLA for people who are aged 16 to State Pension age. Children who get DLA who are turning 16 will be invited to claim PIP shortly after their 16th birthday, even if they have an indefinite award of DLA.

Note for Scotland: Young people in Scotland will be able to continue to claim DLA as long as they remain eligible until their 18th birthday. They can also choose to apply to the DWP for Personal Independence Payment before reaching 18 until the Scottish Government launches child disability payments. For more information you can visit gov.scot website here.

For more information about the new Child Disability Payment in Scotland, visit the Scottish Government website here. The new Child Disability Payment is due to open in pilot areas for applications from 26 July 2021. Initially, this will be available in three pilot areas only and is confined to families applying for disability assistance for the first time. Families currently getting Disability Living Allowance for Children do not have to take any action.

PIP decision

To find out more about PIP you can see the PIP section of our website.

Special rules for terminally ill people

Those who are being paid DLA under the special rules for the terminally ill will be invited to claim PIP at the end of their existing DLA award.

Dla Q43 Taking Medication Or Having Therapy During The Day

Do they need encouragement, prompting or physical help to take medication or have therapy during the day?

If your child gets any extra help to take their medication, be reminded of when, how and the quantity to take or have their therapy please tick yes at the top of the page under question 43. Only tick no if you have read the boxes and examples on the form and have decided you dont have such problems.

How often each day and how long for, use this to decide how often each day and how long each time the child needs help with each task). Fill in timings if they need encouragement, prompting or physical help to…

Take the correct medicine

  • All times during the day that the child needs help to take the correct medicine, including physical help, preparation, supervision, encouragement etc.
  • The time it takes for the child to take the correct medicine until the child has taken it .
  • How often each day and how long each time ?

Know when to take their medicine

  • All times during the day that the child needs help to know when to take their medicine, including reminding and reassuring.
  • The time it takes for the child to know when to take their medicine including any prior prompting and encouragement.
  • How often each day and how long each time ?

Do their therapy

Know when to do their therapy

Anything else you want to tell them? Use the suggestions below to help fill in the additional information box at the bottom of the claim form

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Dla Q41 Dressing And Undressing During The Day

Do they need encouragement, prompting or physical help to dress and undress during the day?

If your child gets any extra help with any form of dressing or undressing please tick yes at the top of the page under question 41. Only tick no if you have read the boxes and examples on the form and have decided you dont have such problems.

How often each day and how long for Fill in timings if they need encouragement, prompting or physical help to…

Dress

  • All times during the day that the child gets dressed, including in the morning, at bedtime, for any activities such as sports and swimming, redressing if a child continues to take clothes off during the day, and changing any soiled clothes.
  • The time it takes from the start of dressing the child until the child is fully dressed .
  • How often each day and how long each time ?

Undress

  • All times during the day that the child gets undressed, including in the morning, at bedtime, for any activities such as sports and swimming, and changing any soiled clothes.
  • The time it takes from the start of undressing the child until the child is fully undressed .
  • How often each day and how long each time ?

Manage – zips, buttons or other fastenings      

  • All times during the day that the child needs help with zips, buttons or other fastenings, including shoe laces.
  • The time it takes to help the child with zips, buttons or other fastenings , including following a routine or refusals.
  • How often each day and how long each time ?

Can I Get Financial Help If My Child Has Autism

What benefits you can apply for if your child is autistic autism

Disability Living Allowance DLA is a non-diagnosis specific benefit, so having a diagnosis of autism will not automatically lead to an award, but many children on the autism spectrum do qualify for the benefit. It is also entirely non-means-tested, so your income and savings are not taken into account.

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Care Component Of Disability Living Allowance

For people who need help with personal care. Children only receive the care component if they are 3 months old or over.

The lower rate is:

  • for people who need help during a significant part of the day
  • for people over the age of 16 who need help to prepare a cooked main meal
  • for children under 16 who need some help during the day

The middle rate is:

  • for people who need frequent help during the day
  • prolonged or repeated help during the night
  • for children under 16 who need help during the day
  • for children under 16 who need help during the night

The higher rate is:

  • for people who satisfy one of the middle rate day conditions and one of the middle rate night conditions

Facing The Demands Of High School

Meanwhile, the demands on teens increase dramatically. By high school, students are expected to change classes hourly, keep track of books and assignments for each class, follow complex directions, complete multi-phase projects, and turn in homework on time.

Amy Keefer, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, said schools and parents can help teens who struggle with planning, organization and other executive skills.

“Teens on the spectrum will require a greater level of external supports from family and the school,” Dr. Keefer said. Those supports may take the form of frequent parent-school communication, teachers checking assignment books to make sure they’re filled out correctly, and teachers helping students break down projects into smaller steps, with due dates for each step, she said.

Many elementary schools provide those types of organizational supports, plus help with social skills, she said. However, educators often reduce or eliminate such help in middle or high school, when students are expected to be more self-sufficient.

“In general, as you move up the grades, the amount of support and scaffolding you get from teachers drops off,” agreed Dr. Rosenthal.

That can cause problems. “For most kids on the spectrum, they need those supports throughout their school careers,” Dr. Keefer said.

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How Much Is Dla Worth

There are two components of DLA:

  • care component this can be paid at a lower, middle or higher rate there is no lower age limit for claiming.
  • mobility component this can be paid at a lower or higher rate. However, the higher rate cannot be paid until the child is three years of age and the lower rate cannot be paid until the child is five years of age.

For 2021/22 the rates are:

 

High Rate Mobility Dla For Autism

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I have just received my son’s DLA renewal through in a record time of 3 weeks! He has autism and ADHD. Fortunate in that he had stayed on his current award of high rate care, low rate mobility . I am trying to get high rate mobility for him as his mobility needs have got a lot worse since his last claim. DWP are trying to argue it on the basis that he does not have severe impairment of intelligence on basis he is 2 years behind his peers but that is not deemed severe enough. I have read that they should not just be looking at IQ/chronological age measures of intelligence but also at functional intelligence and that is where my DS has the severe impairment. For example , he completely fails to recognise danger and without failure will try and run straight into a road. If I ask him to look for cars he shakes his head and sometimes will say no while trying to bolt into the road! So I am going to go for a reconsideration/appeal and want to cite the relevant case law in terms of demonstrating severe impairment of intelligence in situations such as my son’s. Can anyone help?

I think my friend applied on the grounds ‘Have a condition where they need quick access to a motor vehicle, so that they can be treated in the vehicle, or taken quickly somewhere they can be treated’

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Medical Qualifications And Autism

The SSA uses its own medical guide, known colloquially as the Blue Book, when determining if an applicant is eligible for Social Security benefits. The Blue Book lists all test results or symptoms needed to be approved for disability benefits. Autism is listed as a qualifying condition in the Childhood Blue Book. To be eligible for SSI, your child must have medical documentation of both of the following:

  • Measurable deficits in verbal and non verbal communication, as well as deficits in social interactions, AND
  • Restricted or repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities

Additionally, a child with autism must have extreme limitation in one, or noticeable limitations in any two of the following criteria:

  • Understanding, remembering, or applying information
  • Interacting with others
  • Concentrating and completing tasks
  • Adapting oneself, which means controlling emotions

The entire Blue Book is accessible online, so you can review the childhood autism listing with your childs doctor to help determine if he or she has the medical evidence needed to qualify.

Effect On The Benefits Of The Person You Care For

Your claim for Carers Allowance may affect the amount of benefit the person you care for receives. If they get Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment Support Allowance, Pension Credit or Housing Benefit with the ‘severe disability premium’ element, they will lose the ‘severe disability premium’ if you are given Carers Allowance.

Often you can claim Carers Allowance without having any effect on their benefits, but you need to check first. Take advice in this situation so that you do not make the person you care for worse off.

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Housing Benefit And Help With Council Tax Or Rates

If you pay rent and have a low income and savings of under £16,000, you may be entitled to claim Housing Benefit. Some people on a very low income get all their rent paid. Some people who are working or have some savings get some money towards the cost of their rent. 

There are various schemes that can reduce the amount of Council Tax that you have to pay. Council Tax Support is a means-tested reduction of your bill. Council Tax discounts are reductions that are not means-tested and depend on who is living in the property. The Disability Reduction Scheme can reduce the bill where the home has been adapted for a disabled person. 

In Northern Ireland, you can get means-tested help to pay your rates, and it is also possible to qualify for a non-means-tested disability reduction for adapted properties. 

Housing Benefit and Council Tax are administered by local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland. There is more information on the Government’s website. You will need to contact your local authority to apply. In Northern Ireland, its the Housing Executive and Land and Property Services. Visit the nidirect website or call the Land and Property Services helpline on 0300 200 7802.  

People With Learning Disabilities In England

Completing the DLA form

National statistical information on the characteristics of people with learning disabilities, and the services and supports they and their families use, is collected by several government departments. The aim of People with Learning Disabilities in England, produced by the Learning Disabilities Team at Public Health England , is to provide a concise summary of this information.

Previous versions have been produced as a single report, most recently People with Learning Disabilities in England 2015. In this version, individual sections are updated as data become available, to allow for more regular and timely updates of national statistics.

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About You And Extra Information

The next section is about you . You will need to detail any income support or tax credits.  This section also includes the details of what bank account you want any payments made to.

If you are including extra information in relation to an earlier question make sure you note the question number next the the information so it is clear what it relates to.

The supporting documents you send with the form are usually reports from professionals involved with your child and may include letters, reports or documents from:

  • Occupational Therapists

There is also a government DLA helpline you can call 0800 121 4600

You may find local charities, your health visitor or support workers can help complete the form so its worth asking.  You can also get assistance at your local Citizens Advice or Job Centre Plus.  Personally I found other parents on autism support groups on Facebook a great help.

Many people really struggle with completing forms, if this is you ask for help. I do offer a personalised parent support package which may be of interest if you need some 1-1 support.

Help With Health Costs

You can qualify for help with health costs, for example prescriptions and sight tests, if you receive some benefits such as Income Support, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or the Guarantee credit of Pension Credit . Some people on Universal Credit or tax credits may be entitled, and you may also be able to apply for help if you are on a low income. Prescriptions are free in England for under 16s, and under 19s in full-time education , and they are also free in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to everyone.

This advice applies in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you live in another part of the UK, the law may differ. Please for more details.

If you have further questions and would like to contact our advice team please use our advice contact form below or .

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The Ihss Application Process

Successfully receiving financial benefits for autism can be accomplished by accurately completing the IHSS application process. These financial benefits can be helpful when it comes to paying for therapy and other treatments, or simply affording daily expenses that become difficult when you are unable to work.

The key is to make sure you have as much information as possible that shows youre your family meets the IHSS requirements and that your child and family needs financial benefits. Remember that the application process can be very lengthy, and you may need to seek the help of a disability advocate to present your case.

During the IHSS application process, you will have a home interview, which includes a visit from a social worker who will check the capabilities of your child.

During the interview with the county representative, it is important that you have every piece of documented evidence of why your child needs IHSS. Your childs IEP should also be present, as well as any documents from his doctor or other healthcare providers. It is beneficial to keep a Dangerous Behavior Log to share with the social worker. Once the case is approved, you will get a Notice of Action, which breaks down how many hours you will get paid to take care of your child with autism.

If you feel overwhelmed and you need help, please contact us.

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The Childs Disability Or Health Condition

DLA Award

The childs disability or health condition must mean one or both of the following apply:

  • they need more looking after than a child of the same age who doesnt have a disability
  • they have difficulty getting about

They must have had this for at least three months and expect it to last for at least six months. If theyre terminally ill , they dont need to have had this difficulty for three months.

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