Usually, to qualify for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children the child must:
be under 16 - anyone over 16 must apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
need extra looking after, more than usually expected of a child of the same age, and/or have walking difﬁculties
be in England, Wales, a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland when you claim - there are some exceptions, such as family members of the Armed Forces
have lived in Great Britain for at least 6 of the last 12 months, if over 3 years old
be habitually resident in the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands
There are some exceptions to these conditions if the child is living in or coming from an EEA country or Switzerland.
You can claim DLA for children if you’re in or out of work.
If you and your child are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you will usually also need settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to claim DLA for your child.
Children under 3
A child under 6 months must have lived in Great Britain for at least 13 weeks.
A child aged between 6 months and 3 years must have lived in Great Britain for at least 26 of the last 156 weeks.
The rules on residence do not normally apply if a child is terminally ill.