Attendance Allowance helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe enough that you need someone to help look after you.
It’s paid at 2 different rates and how much you get depends on the level of care that you need because of your disability.
You could get £58.70 or £87.65 a week to help with personal support if you’re both:
• physically or mentally disabled
• State Pension age or older
It does not cover mobility needs.
The other benefits you get can increase if you get Attendance Allowance.
You do not have to have someone caring for you in order to claim. If you do have a Carer, they could get Carer’s Allowance if you have substantial caring needs.
Attendance Allowance is paid weekly at 2 different rates - the one you get depends on the level of help you need.
All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into an account, such as your bank account.
Your circumstances can affect how much you get, for example, moving between the lower and higher rates.
You must contact the Attendance Allowance helpline if your circumstances change. For example:
• the level of help you need or your condition changes
• you go into hospital or a care home
• you go abroad for more than 4 weeks
• you’re imprisoned or held in detention
Attendance Allowance is not means-tested: what you earn or how much you have in savings will not affect what you get.
Telephone: 0800 731 0122
Client Groups Served
- Children and Young People
- Adult Working Age
- Older Person
- Parent / Carer
- SEND Local Offer
Age Ranges Served
- Secondary (12-16)
- Moving On (17-25)