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Before you apply for Attendance Allowance, make sure you’re fully informed about the benefits you’re entitled to. Take a look at these resources:
Attendance Allowance is a payment for people aged 65 or over that find it hard to look after themselves.
It is used to help people stay independent in their home for longer.
The Attendance Allowance helps with the extra costs of someone looking after you.
If you receive this benefit, you could get:
*Rates apply from April 2018 to April 2019 and are usually paid every four weeks
A little extra money can go a long way; you can use the Attendance Allowance in any way to meet your needs and stay independent in your own home. It does not have to be spent on a carer.
Other benefits of the Attendance Allowance include:
To receive the Attendance Allowance, you must meet all the following criteria:
Get a claim form by calling the Attendance Allowance helpline on 0800 731 0122 (textphone: 0800 731 03177) or you can download a claim form from the GOV UK website
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