How much Attendance Allowance you can get

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There are 2 different 'rates' of Attendance Allowance - you'll either get £72.65 or £108.55 a week. You can spend the money however you like - it could help you stay independent in your own home for longer.

The amount you get will depend on:

  • the difficulties you have

  • how much help or supervision you need

  • when you need help or supervision

The 2 different amounts of Attendance Allowance are called the lower and higher rates.

Cost of Living Payments

The government gave people getting Attendance Allowance a £150 Cost of Living Payment between 20 June and 4 July 2023.

To get this payment you must have either:

  • been getting Attendance Allowance on 1 April 2023

  • applied for Attendance Allowance by 1 April 2023 - you won't get the payment until your claim is successful

If you think you should have received a Cost of Living Payment, you can report a missing payment on GOV.UK.

Lower rate - £72.65 a week

You'll get this amount if you need help or supervision during either the day or during the night.

Higher rate - £108.55 a week

You'll get this amount if you need help or supervision during both the day and night.

Attendance Allowance and your other benefits

If there's anyone of working age living with you, your household will be exempt from the 'Benefit Cap'. This means you or other people in your household won't get less money in your other benefits if you get Attendance Allowance.

You won’t be able to claim Attendance Allowance if you already get:

Next steps

How to claim Attendance Allowance

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