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 - £54.45||Frequent help or constant supervision during the day, or supervision at night|
|Higher rate - £81.30||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
Your circumstances can affect how much you get, eg moving between the lower and higher rates. You must contact the Attendance Allowance helpline if your circumstances change. For example:
- the level of help you need or your condition changes
- you go into hospital or a care home for more than 4 weeks
- you go abroad for more than 13 weeks
- you’re imprisoned or held in detention
You must also contact the helpline if:
- you change your name, address or bank details
- you want to stop receiving your benefit
- your doctor’s details change
You could get a £50 civil penalty and have to repay overpaid benefits if you don’t report changes and are overpaid as a result.
Attendance Allowance helpline
Telephone: 0345 605 6055
Textphone: 0345 604 5312
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
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