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 of Work and Pensions website for more information on Attendance Allowance. Residents of Northern Ireland can visit the NI Direct website for details.
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 RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) has a strong tradition of looking after the RAF Family in the UK and overseas. They are there for 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.
The Royal British Legion supports members of the Armed Forces community in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Visit their website for help and advice with Attendance Allowance.
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.