Attendance Allowance

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1. Overview

Attendance Allowance is a non-means tested benefit for people aged 65 or over who need help with their personal care because of a physical or mental disability.  It is paid at two different rates and how much you get depends of the level of care that you need because of your disability.

You cannot claim Attendance Allowance at the same time as Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.

Attendance Allowance does not cover mobility needs. Other benefits you get may increase if you get Attendance Allowance.

Information updated August 2018. Please note that information may be subject to change. All information is provided in good faith but Disability Information Scotland does not endorse any product or service referred to within this resource.

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