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Although many people continue to enjoy good health well into old age, some people find that they need help with daily living.
If you need help with personal care such as washing or dressing, or have problems because of your hearing or sight, you could get extra money to help you. If you are 65 or over and don’t already receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) you may be able to claim Attendance Allowance.
If you are over 65, and you aren’t already getting DLA or PIP, you may be able to claim AA if you need help with personal care. AA is paid at two different rates.
AA is tax-free. It is not means-tested and receiving it will not reduce your other benefits. In fact, getting AA might mean that you are entitled to more benefits. You don’t have to have someone caring for you in order to claim, and you can spend the money however you want. It is a great help for many older people who want to stay put in their own home for as long as possible. If you would like to talk to somebody about your entitlement to benefits call Age Scotland Helpline on 0845 125 9732.
Attendance Allowance Factsheet (pdf 236kb)
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