Attendance Allowance is a benefit for the person you care for, to assist with their personal care if they are aged 65 or over and are physically or mentally disabled.
Attendance Allowance is paid at two different rates and how much the person gets will depend on the level of care they need because of their disability.
- It is not means-tested. It can be paid regardless of your income, savings or National Insurance contribution record
- It is tax free
- You can get Attendance Allowance even if you are working or studying
- There are no restrictions on how you can spend your Attendance Allowance money
- Carers who are disabled or ill can also claim Attendance Allowance in their own right, even if they already get, or qualify for, Carer’s Allowance
You may also be entitled to extra Pension Credit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction if you are a recipient of Attendance Allowance.
If you would like to find out more about Attendance Allowance, please contact the Centre on (0191) 643 2298.
Click here to apply for Attendance Allowance.
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