Attendance Allowance Guide

Attendance Allowance Overview And What You’ll Get

1  Attendance Allowance Overview

You could get £58.70 or £87.65 a week, that’s up to £4,550 per year to help with personal care if you’re physically or mentally disabled and you’re aged 65 or over. This is called Attendance Allowance and it provides valuable financial support to those of us of pension age who need help with personal care.

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. The other benefits you get can increase if you get Attendance Allowance (e.g. extra Pension Credit if you’re receiving the State Pension or Housing Tax Allowance).

2  What You’ll Get – Attendance Allowance Rates 2019-20

Attendance Allowance is paid weekly at 2 different rates – the one you get depends on the level of help you need:

  • £58.70 per week if you need help in the day or the night
  • £87.65 per week if you need help both in the day and at night

Additional benefit entitlement: You could get extra Pension Credit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction if you get Attendance Allowance – check with the helpline or office dealing with your benefit.

How you’re paid: All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into an account e.g. your bank account.

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