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Attendance Allowance (for age 65 and over)
« on: February 12, 2012, 07:05:13 PM »
Who can get Attendance Allowance?

You may get Attendance Allowance (AA) if the following apply:

- you have a physical disability (including sensory disability, such as blindness), a mental disability (including learning
  difficulties), or both
- your disability is severe enough for you to need help caring for yourself or someone to supervise you, for your own or
  someone elseís safety
- you are aged 65 or over when you claim

Attendance Allowance isn't usually affected by any savings or income you may have.

Special rules - if you're terminally ill

They are special rules for people who are terminally ill. This means people who have a progressive illness and are not expected to live more than another six months. The special rules mean people get the higher rate of Attendance Allowance straight away.

Medical examinations

You will not usually need a medical examination when you claim for Attendance Allowance. Sometimes it is necessary in order to assess how your condition affects you.

If you're asked to have one you can find out more here:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Disabledpeople/DG_10023094

How much do you get?

The amount you get depends on how much your disability affects you.

There are two weekly rates of Attendance Allowance.

Higher rate

£73.60

Lower rate

£49.30

See link below for how to claim:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Disabledpeople/DG_10012442
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