Attendance Allowance

This is payable to anyone over the age of 65 with a long-term health problem who needs help to look after themselves, e.g. with cooking, washing, dressing etc.

There are different rates applicable for day and night care.

Attendance Allowance is not affected by savings or other benefits that may be received, and if the benefit is granted the person caring for you may also be able to claim Carers Allowance.