Attendance allowance (AA) is a benefit for people aged over 65 who are disabled or have a long-term health condition and have care needs as a result of this.
There are two rates of Attendance Allowance. The lower rate is paid to people who need help either during the day or night and the higher rate is for people who need help both during the day and at night. People with a terminal illness (and who meet the definition of terminal illness under AA rules) will get the higher rate.
Attendance Allowance can be spent in whichever way the claimant chooses and is there to help with the extra costs of living with a long-term health condition or disability.
For more information on the Attendance Allowance, including how to apply, follow the link below: