This is an extra costs benefit (see Introduction) for people with care needs whose needs arise after age 65 or who are claiming for the first time in respect of care needs when aged 65 or over. If you currently receive Disability Living Allowance or you are under 65 see Disability Living Allowance.
You qualify for Attendance Allowance if, because of a disability, you reasonably require a certain level of supervision or care during the day and/or night. You do not have to be receiving this care or supervision. You simply need to show that, because of a disability, it is reasonably required. There are 2 rates of Attendance Allowance.
There is a lengthy claim form to complete and you may find it useful to have help with it.
For help with forms and general advice please use the CONTACT's menu on the left to find details for your local authority area