What is Attendance Allowance? Attendance Allowance is a benefit for older people 65+ who need extra help to stay independent at home, due to long term illness or disability.
How can it help me? You can use the money in any way that will help you at home; Put the heating on more, use taxis to get out and about, hire a shopper, a carer, or someone to provide respite. You can even save up for a stair lift. Whatever way that helps you to live well at home.
Am I eligible? Talk to us to find out. You need to have been struggling with things like bathing or walking for at least 6 months (includes dementia). There is no limit to savings and the benefit is not reliant on nor affects any other income you receive.
We can discuss with you your possible eligibility, explain how the benefit works and complete the form on your behalf. You could be claiming either £58 or £87 per week to help you live independently, which is not reliant on your savings, home ownership, whether you live alone etc- just on your current care needs.
Please read the flyer below, and get in touch with us if you'd like to find out more.
Our huge thanks to Community Foundation for Calderdale for financing this project.