Please note that following national guidance on Covid-19 Citizens Advice Stroud has closed its face to face services at all offices and outreaches, but will continue to operate a phone and email service.
If you need advice please do contact by phone 0808 800 0510,
or email by using the email advice page on our website :-
(Or just search for Citizens Advice Stroud)
This is a benefit that helps with extra costs if you have an illness or disability, either physical or mental or both, and severe enough to require someone else to help you with your personal care needs.
You can make a claim for Attendance Allowance if you have reached State Pension age or more, and it is normally payable after six months of needing the care. It is paid at one of two rates, £58.70 or £87.65 per week, depending on your care needs. Attendance Allowance is tax-free and not means-tested, which means your income and savings will not affect the level you may be entitled to.
You do not need to have someone actually caring for you in order to make a claim.
The claim form can be obtained from the Attendance Allowance helpline on 0800 731 0122 by providing your contact details. Please note that the form is complicated and lengthy and you may wish to get advice and help before completing it.
If you would like more advice on this or other matters please contact Stroud Citizens Advice weekdays 10 am to 4 pm on Freephone: 0808 800 0510.
Further information can also be found at www.citizensadvice.org.uk and then search for attendance allowance.