Benefits - Attendance Allowance
Attendance Allowance, sometimes referred to as AA, is a tax-free benefit for people aged 65 or over who need help with personal care because they are physically or mentally disabled.
You could get £54.45 or £81.30 a week to help with personal care.
Who can claimYou can get Attendance Allowance if you're 65 or over and the following apply:
- You have a physical or mental disability, or both
- Your disability is severe enough for you to need help caring for yourself, or you need someone to supervise you, for example, help with getting washed, showered or getting dressed
Normally you must have had care or supervision needs for at least 6 months to qualify.
You can get Attendance Allowance for your care needs even if no one is actually giving you the care you need, or if you live alone. Attendance Allowance is not usually affected by any savings or income you may have.
How to claim
Contact The Highland Councils Welfare Support Team for free advice and support on completing the form on:
0800 090 1004
contact the Attendance Allowance helpline on:
Phone: 0800 731 0122
Textphone: 0800 731 0317
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm