Attendance Allowance

DWP (Department of Work & Pensions)



This is a tax-free benefit for people aged 65 or over who need help with personal care because they are physically or mentally disabled. Even if you have savings or an income you can usually still receive attendance allowance.


Available to Age Groups
  • Over 60
What we can help with
  • Information on government/council support schemes
Available to these Groups
  • Disabled
  • Elderly

Additional Information

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 £68.10 or £101.75 a week to help with personal support if you’re both:

  • physically or mentally disabled
  • aged 65 or over

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.

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