Once you have submitted your form it will be assessed, and you will be notified about the decision. Sometimes people have had their applications turned down or are awarded a lower rate than they think they are entitled to. If this happens you can ask the DWP to look at their decision again by asking for a Mandatory Reconsideration. You can write a letter or use a form for this: form download.
However, it is very important that you do this within one month of the decision. Contact A Family, the Citizens Advice Bureau and Fightback4justice can be very helpful here.
If you are awarded DLA for your child, you may also be able to get higher payments of child tax credit, housing benefit and universal credit. You may also be able to claim carer’s allowance or a grant from the Family Fund.