Attendance Allowance

1. Overview

Attendance Allowance helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe enough that you need someone to help look after you.

It’s paid at 2 different rates and how much you get depends on the level of care that you need because of your disability.

You could get £55.65 or £83.10 a week to help with personal support if you’re both:

  • physically or mentally disabled
  • aged 65 or over

It doesn’t cover mobility needs.

The other benefits you get can increase if you get Attendance Allowance.

You don’t have to have someone caring for you in order to claim.

If you do have a carer, they could get Carer’s Allowance if you have substantial caring needs.