How do I claim Attendance Allowance (AA)?

Given the restriction measures currently in place due to coronavirus, some rules around claiming and assessments for benefits have been changed or relaxed in the short term. Please check our Coronavirus (Covid-19): Welfare and benefits section to ensure you are getting the most up to date information or call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999, from 8am to 8pm weekdays or 9am to 1pm Saturdays.

You will need to complete an Attendance Allowance claim form. If you live in England, Scotland or Wales, you can request a claim form by contacting the Department of Work and Pensions:

  • 0800 731 0122
  • 0800 731 0317 (text phone)
  • gov.uk

If you live in Northern Ireland, you can contact the Disability and Carers Service:

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