“At Age UK Oxfordshire we are committed to ensuring that older people receive information and advice so that they can obtain the financial help to which they’re entitled.”Penny Thewlis, CEO of Age UK Oxfordshire
If you are over state pension age and have been having difficulties or needing help with personal care for over 6 months, then you might be eligible for Attendance Allowance.
Attendance Allowance is a financial support scheme set up by the UK Government to support those who have been facing challenges with day-to-day personal care tasks.
If you are eligible, you could either receive £61.85 or £92.40 a week to help with personal support. How much you receive depends on the level of care that you need – for example, whether you struggle with day-to-day personal care tasks during only the day or night, or throughout both.
You can find out more about Attendance Allowance by contacting the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) on 0800 731 0122 or by visiting:
Age UK Oxfordshire have provided tips on how to complete the Attendance Allowance Form on the downloadable PDF below: