Attendance Allowance rates
Attendance Allowance is paid at two different rates and how much you receive will depend on the level of care needs you have.
Impact on other benefits
Attendance Allowance is not means-tested and will therefore not affect your income and savings. Income and savings are not taken into account when deciding if you qualify. In addition your income may increase as you may become entitled to further benefits or an increase to those benefits. You may become entitled to:
How is Attendance Allowance paid?
Payments will normally go directly into your bank, building society or Post Office account. If you are having difficulty in opening or managing one of these accounts it will be paid by Payment Exception Service.
Change of circumstances
You must report any changes in your circumstances that are likely to affect your entitlement to Attendance Allowance.
How to claim?
Additional documents you may need
Special rules for terminal illness
There are special rules if you are terminally ill and you have been told by your doctor that you are expected to die within six months. You will be given help to receive the highest rate of Attendance Allowance straight away.