You may be able to claim Attendance Allowance if you are 65 or over and you could benefit from help with personal care or from supervisionto keep you safe because of illness or disability.
Attendance Allowance has 2 weekly rates, and the rate you get depends on the help you need. You’ll get:
- £55.10 if you need help in the day or at night
- £82.30 if you need help both in the day and at night.
These rates apply from April 2016 to April 2017.
Attendance Allowance won't reduce other income
Claiming Attendance Allowance won’t reduce any other income you receive, and it’s tax-free. If you’re awarded it, you may become entitled to other benefits, such as Pension Credit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction, or an increase in these benefits.
For more information call the Age Scotland helpline on 0800 12 44 222 or download the Age Scotland guide to Attendance Allowance