Last Updated: September 2016
If you are aged 65 or over, you may be eligible to get £55.10 or £82.30 a week to help with personal care because you’re physically or mentally disabled, regardless of any savings or your income.
This is called Attendance Allowance. It’s paid at 2 different rates depending on the level of care that you need, because of your disability and your care needs.
Other benefits you receive could increase if you get Attendance Allowance.
You don’t actually have to receive help from a carer, as Attendance Allowance is based on the help you need, not the help you actually get.
Attendance Allowance does not have to be used paying for care and it’s up to you how you use it. Attendance Allowance can help you to stay independent in your own home.
For further help with applying for Attendance Allowance please contact Age UK
You can find more information about Attendance Allowance at the following links: