This benefit is for people of state pension age or over who need help with personal care or to keep safe. Attendance Allowance provides no financial help for mobility difficulties.
Attendance Allowance is not means tested so your financial circumstances will not be taken into account.
To claim Attendance Allowance you must:
- be of state pension age or over
- not be in receipt of Personal Independence Payment or Disability Living Allowance
- have met the eligibility conditions for at least six months, unless ‘terminally ill’
- meet the immigration and residence rules
Attendance Allowance is paid at two rates. The lower rate is paid if care is required during the day or at night. The higher rate is paid if care is required day and night, or if you are terminally ill.
Attendance Allowance Helpline
Telephone: 0800 731 0122; Textphone: 0800 731 0317
Ring to request a date stamped form. You will have 6 weeks from that date to complete and return the form. A claim form can also be downloaded from www.gov.uk
For more information on how to claim Attendance Allowance, and help with completing the application form, please download our factsheet below.