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Attendance Allowance is a tax free, non means tested benefit administered by Disability and Carers Service for the Department of Works and Pensions for someone who suffers from an illness/disability and has care and/or supervision needs.   

To qualify you must be 65yrs or over old when applying, satisfy the residency rules and have the right to reside in Great Britain.

Attendance Allowance service centre; 0800 731 0122

 

Qualifying period 

You must have had a need for at least 6 months and expect to have needs for at least another 6 months.

The qualifying period does NOT apply for those with a short life expectancy, claiming under special rules with a DS1500, completed by a medical practitioner.

 

Rates

 

Attendance Allowance may be awarded at one of two rates;

1)    Higher rate  £89.15 per week – if the need is through the Day and Night

2)    Lower rate  £59.70 per week – if the need is through the Day or Night

 

Criteria

 

 Day - you require from another person

        a) frequent attention throughout the day in connection with your bodily functions, or

b) continual supervision throughout the day in order to avoid substantial danger to yourself or others.

Night - you require from another person

a)    prolonged or repeated attention in connection with your bodily functions, or 

b)    in order to avoid substantial danger to yourself or others, somebody to be awake for a prolonged period  or at frequent intervals.

 

Upgrading

If the lower rate is already in payment and there has been an additional need for help with personal care/supervision at night which is repeated/frequent (twice or more) and/or for a prolonged period (20 mins +) an application to upgrade may be appropriate, this is also subject to a 6 month qualifying period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

The Attendance Allowance service centre administers Attendance Allowance  for the Department of Works and Pensions;

Disability Contact and Processing Unit

Warbreck House

Warbreck Hill

Blackpool

FY2 0YJ

Attendance Allowance service centre; 0800 731 0122

CONTACT US

Tel: 0800 999 25 27​ / 01280 818 784

Whiteleaf Business Centre,

Little Balmer, Buckingham, MK17 1TF

Email: admin@careadvisernetwork.co.uk

Care Adviser Network is registered in England and Wales as a social enterprise. Company number; 9757905.  

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