What Is Attendance Allowance?
If you have a disability, you may be entitled to claim attendance allowance. You need to be over the state pension age and have a disability severe enough that you require supervision or personal care.
We will explain how to apply for attendance allowance, how much you could get, and explore other benefits you may be entitled to.
How Much Is Attendance Allowance?
From April 2023, the rates will be:
Lower Rate: £68.10 per week
Higher Rate: £101.75 per week
What Medical Conditions Qualify For Attendance Allowance?
There are no specific medical conditions, and all mental and physical conditions will be considered. Your condition must be severe enough that you require supervision or help with your personal care.
This benefit is not dependent on the claimant’s income, savings, or National Insurance contributions, and it can be used in any way the recipient deems necessary to meet their care needs.
Is Attendance Allowance Means Tested?
Attendance allowance is a non-means tested benefit. It will not affect any of your other benefits or pension. This tax-free benefit aims to help individuals maintain their independence and cover the extra costs associated with their care needs.
What Other Benefits Can I Claim With Attendance Allowance?
Other benefits you may be entitled to while claiming attendance allowance.
- Pension credit
- Council Tax Reduction
- Housing Benefit
Someone who cares for you may be entitled to claim carer’s allowance.
How To Claim Attendance Allowance
To claim Attendance Allowance, you must complete the Attendance Allowance claim form (AA1A). You can download it from the link below.
Attendance allowance claim form (Download)
You will need a desktop computer or a laptop to complete the form online. Alternatively, you can print the form and return it to the address provided.
Send the completed form to:
Freepost DWP Attendance Allowance
You do not need a postcode or a stamp.