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Attendance Allowance information guide

If you’re over State Pension age and you need help with your personal care because of an illness or disability, whether physical or mental, you may be entitled to Attendance Allowance. Download our guide to find out more.

This guide outlines Attendance Allowance and advises on the application process. It covers:

  • who’s eligible to claim Attendance Allowance
  • how to apply for Attendance Allowance
  • tips on what to include in your application.

It also advises on what to do if your application is turned down and useful organisations that offer further information and support. 

Download your guide (PDF, 1 MB)

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Need this guide in another format?

This guide is also available in other formats if that's more suitable for you.

  • You can request a free printed copy of this guide that we'll post to you. 
  • You can also request this guide in large print or audio format.

To request any of these options, you can call the advice line on 0800 678 1602.

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Last updated: Dec 06 2023

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