New Universal Credit factsheet
Contact has produced a new factsheet on claiming Universal Credit for a young disabled person. This free publication explains when a young person can claim Universal Credit in their own right and the impact this might have on any payments that their parents receive for them as a dependent. It also sets out the particular difficulties that young people in education face in trying to claim Universal Credit.
You can also download Contact’s free parent guide Disability Living Allowance: claiming the higher rate mobility component for children with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders [PDF].
Two new podcasts from Contact now available
Our podcast about Universal Credit explains what Universal Credit is and explains the difference between natural migration onto Universal Credit and managed migration.
We’ve also published a new podcast about 7 good reasons why you should claim Disability Living Allowance. This explains some of the other help that you might be able to access if your child is awarded DLA.
You can also download our parent guide, Claiming Disability Living Allowance for Children, or listen to our DLA myth-busting podcast