Don't miss out on claiming your Attendance Allowance

Date published: 31 July 2018


Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show that the percentage of those aged 65 and over who receive attendance allowance fell by 22.3 per cent in the six years after the coalition came to power in 2010.

Attendance Allowance is not-means-tested and is to help with disability-related daily living costs.

It is available to those 65 or over who do not already receive personal independence payment (PIP) or disability living allowance (DLA).

Recipients do not have to spend the Allowance on personal care.

Thousands of elderly people who could be entitled to this extra tax free £200 a month do not make a claim, possibly due to the kind of public perception of being scroungers.

If you have ever wondered if you could be entitled to the Allowance now is the time to find out as Benefitanswers are offering a FREE check to see if you could qualify for this Allowance.

If you are over 65 and would like further information ring 03302234773 or email:

June Bennett

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Oldham Chronicle.