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Are you claiming the Attendance Allowance? You could be eligible for Attendance Allowance if you:

  • are 65 or over (if you’re under 65, you may be eligible for Personal Independence Payment instead)
  • could benefit from help with personal care, such as getting washed or dressed, or supervision to keep you safe during the day or night
  • have any type of disability or illness, including sight or hearing impairments, or mental health issues such as dementia
  • have needed help for at least 6 months. (If you’re terminally ill you can make a claim straight away.
    attendance Allowance isn’t means-tested, so your income and savings aren’t taken into account.

You don’t actually have to receive help from a carer, as Attendance Allowance is based on the help you need, not the help you actually get. The allowance is paid at two rates, currently the higher rate is £82.30 a week and the lower rate is £55.10 a week

And you don’t have to spend your Attendance Allowance on care – it’s up to you how you use it. Attendance Allowance can help you to stay independent in your own home. So don’t delay in making a claim if you think you could be eligible.

How to claim
Use form AA1 to apply for Attendance Allowance by post. Visit the website at www.gov.uk/government/publications/attendance-allowance-claim-form

The form comes with notes telling you how to fill it in and where to send it.

You can also get a copy of the form from the Attendance Allowance helpline.

Attendance Allowance helpline
Telephone: 0345 605 6055
Textphone: 0345 604 5312
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

It’s worth a phone call to find out at least!

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