Are you entitled to a Non-Means-tested Attendance Allowance?
You can get Attendance Allowance if you’re 65 or over and the following apply:
- you have a physical disability (including sensory disability, for example, blindness), a mental disability (including learning difficulties), or both
- your disability is severe enough for you to need help caring for yourself or someone to supervise you, for your own or someone else’s safety
- you have needed that help for at least 6 months (unless you’re terminally ill)
You must also:
- be in Great Britain when you claim – there are some exceptions, such as members and family members of the armed forces
- have been in Great Britain for at least 2 of the last 3 years
What you’ll get
The allowance is paid weekly at 2 different rates – the one you get depends on the level of help you need.
|Rate||Level of help you need|
|Lower rate – £58.70||Frequent help or constant supervision during the day, or supervision at night|
|Higher rate – £87.65||Help or supervision throughout both day and night, or you’re terminally ill|
You could get extra Pension Credit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction if you receive the allowance
Below are the different ways to apply:
Call the Attendance Allowance helpline on 0800 731 0122
Visit the Government Website’s Attendance Allowance page to find out more.