Attendance Allowance

This benefit is paid at 2 different rates and how much you get depends on the level of care needed because of their disability.
Am I eligible?
Attendance Allowance can be paid regardless of your income or savings and is a tax free benefit.
You could get to help with personal support if you are:

  • aged 65 or over
  • need help looking after yourself because you have a disability or illness
  • have had the disability or illness for at least six months

There are no restrictions on how you can spend your Attendance Allowance. You do not have to spend it on paying for the care that you need.
How do I claim Attendance Allowance?
Get a claim form by calling the Attendance Allowance helpline on 0800 731 0122 (textphone: 0800 731 0317), you can download a claim form from the GOV UK website

Read more in Carers UK's factsheet: Attendance Allowance