Money Matters

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Local Support

Diverse Abilities Advice Teamthe Advice branch of Diverse Abilities, a Dorset disability charity. They can be contacted  weekdays between 9am-5pm on 0300 330 5514 and have a closed Facebook group.

They help people who are struggling with questions, completion of applications and challenging decisions in relation to PIP (Personal Independence Payment), Limited Capability for Work Questionnaires (UC50, ESA 50), Child Disability Living Allowance (Child DLA), Attendance Allowance and Carers Allowance.


National Resources

Disability Living Allowance

Claiming Disability Living Allowance for Children– a 64 page guide by the charity Contact. 

Disability Living Allowance- Claiming the Higher Rate Mobility Component for Children with Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders– 4 page PDF document. 

Personal Independence Payment

Once a young person who receives DLA turns 16 they are asked to claim Personal
Independence Payment (PIP) instead. 

Personal Independence Payment – 45 page booklet by Contact.