Attendance Allowance is a non-means tested benefit for people over 65 who have a mental or physical disability. The benefit helps with covering the costs associated with care.
How can I apply for Attendance Allowance?
The benefit is paid at two different rates depending on the level of care you need due to your disability. Visit the Department for Work and Pensions website for more information on Attendance Allowance. You might be entitled to Constant Attendance Allowance if you also receive a War Disablement Pension and need daily care with your condition.
Who can help?
The Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP), delivered by Citizens Advice Bureau in Scotland, provides dedicated information, advice and support for the Armed Forces community. Email ASAP@CAS.org.uk or visit ASAP Advice.
The RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) has a strong tradition of looking after the RAF Family in the UK and overseas. They support all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children. Their Advice and Advocacy service offers expert advice on benefits and help with claiming support you are entitled to. Visit the RAFBF website for more information.
Seafarers' Advice and Information Line (SAIL) is the only Citizens Advice dedicated to Naval Service Veterans. They provide expert telephone and email advice on housing issues, including help with benefits. Visit the SAIL website for more information.