Attendance Allowance is paid weekly at 2 different rates - the one you get depends on the level of help you need.
Attendance Allowance rates
|Rate||Level of help you need|
|Lower rate - £53||Frequent help or constant supervision during the day, or supervision at night|
|Higher rate - £79.15||Help or supervision throughout both day and night, or you’re terminally ill|
You could get extra Pension Credit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction if you get Attendance Allowance - check with the helpline or office dealing with your benefit.
How you’re paid
All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into an account, eg your bank account.
Changes of circumstances
It’s your responsibility to tell the helpline if your circumstances change, as this can affect how much you get. For example, you or the person you claim for needs more help, goes into hospital or moves abroad.
Usually your Attendance Allowance won’t be affected if you go:
- into hospital or a care home for less than 4 weeks
- abroad for less than 13 weeks
- abroad for less than 26 weeks to get medical treatment for a condition which began before you left
Attendance Allowance Helpline
Telephone: 0345 605 6055
Textphone: 0845 604 5312
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
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