What is it?
Attendance Allowance, sometimes referred to as AA, is a tax-free benefit for people aged 65 or over who need help with personal care because they are physically or mentally disabled.
Who might be eligible?
Those who have a physical or mental disability, or both
where the disability is severe enough for you to need help caring for yourself. Those who are aged 65 or over when the claim is made
Those under age 65, may be able to get Disability Living Allowance.
Attendance Allowance is not usually affected by any savings or income you may have. The amount you get depends on how much your disability affects you.
How much can it pay?
There are two rates of Attendance Allowance.
Higher Rate = £70.35 per week
Lower Rate = £47.10 per week
For more information: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/FinancialSupport/DG_10012425 or contact the Benefit Enquiry Line on 0800 882200. To apply online go to www.dwp.gov.uk/eservice
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