What is Attendance Allowance?

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 what is attendance allowance?

What is it?

Attendance allowance is available for people aged over 65 years who need help with personal care (washing, dressing or eating) due to an illness or disability.


What do you need to know?

There is a wide range of Home Care funding options. Attendance allowance is just one source of financial help available which are not means tested.

Attendance Allowance - apply now and get up to £83.10 per week towards Care Services for your loved one…

Whenever we receive a care enquiry, whether over the phone or on a visit to the office, we always ask whether the person requiring care is claiming attendance allowance.

Attendance Allowance is something that not everyone is aware of, but it is a form of support that the government provide for people who are over 65 and could do with some extra support.


Are you eligible?

Attendance Allowance is not financially assessed, so your personal finances are not taken into account when applying. It is available to anyone who is 65 or over and meets the eligibility criteria (https://www.gov.uk/attendance-allowance/eligibility).

Essentially, if your parent or loved one has required help or supervision to undertake day-to-day tasks over the last 6 months then they may be eligible. This could be anything from help maintaining the garden, to help cooking or to get up in the morning.

The level of support that someone could be entitled to depends on their current needs:

  • During the day OR night - current Allowance - £55.65 per week*
  • BOTH the day and night - current allowance - £83.10 per week* 

uk attendance allowance rates

 To apply for the benefit, simply fill out the form (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/attendance-allowance-claim-form), which can be done either online or printed and returned by post. 


Attendance Allowance helpline

Telephone: 0800 731 0122
Textphone: 0800 731 0317
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

If you think you or your loved ones are eligible then don’t delay in claiming this benefit, as this could help them pay towards receiving care in their own home to help them remain as independent as possible as they grow older.

Here at Radfield, we aim to bring peace of mind to the families that provide support for their loved ones. We are a family led home care service operating throughout Havering and Brentwood. If you have any questions about Attendance Allowance or any  Care funding  options  or our care services you can call the office 24 hours a day on 01708 609 364


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