What is Attendance Allowance?

Attendance Allowance (AA) is a benefit for people over state pension age who need help with personal care or help to make sure that they are safe. It is paid weekly by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) at a lower or a higher rate, depending on whether you need care/supervision during the day, the night, or both. If you are aged 65 or over but already get either PIP or DLA you will keep that benefit.

Many blind and partially sighted people who should be getting Attendance Allowance are currently missing out. If you are one of these people, you could be missing out on at least £58.70 per week tax-free.

Further information on AA including how to make an effective claim can be found on RNIBs Attendance Allowance webpage.

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