attendance allowance


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attendance allowance

A tax-free benefit provided by the UK government for people over age 65 with physical and/or mental disability severe enough to require help with self-care or ambulation. While approval of an AA is often slow, special rules apply for those with progressive disease (cancer, multiple sclerosis) who are not expected to live for more than 6 months, for whom an AA is granted in less than 6 months.
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How is a claim for Attendance Allowance dealt with?
He drew a daily attendance allowance, while spending just minutes 'working'.
Devolving Attendance Allowance would mean that it would no longer be a protected or 'ring-fenced' payment, which could lead to a reduction in the help that is available for people in Wales.
Steve Attendance Allowance is a benefit that helps severely disabled older people to meet the extra costs of being disabled or having a long-term illness.
But Coun Duggins sought to play down fears that the council could be lumbered with the bill for attendance allowance, suggesting it could be a red line in WMCA talks.
This attendance allowance is under review and it may be withdrawn from the elderly, and the PS10 per day will be given to the local authorities, who will then provide the care.
The Daily Mirror launched an investigation after the ex Tory frontbencher waltzed back into Westminster and started drawing the Lords attendance allowance.
What is Attendance Allowance QA Attendance Allowance is a benefit for a disabled person.
Attendance Allowance gives help towards personal care if you are over 65 and have any mental or physical disabilities.
And two Coalition peers were letting out properties to MPs while claiming thousands from the House of Lords' attendance allowance.
Mr Jefferies fails to mention the all-important rules - that to be eligible for Carers' Allowance you must spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone who is ill or disabled and need to be caring for somebody who is getting attendance allowance or disability living allowance at the middle or highest rate for personal care.
A UK government Green Paper published in July recommended a 'national care service' could replace attendance allowance and other disability benefits, with a new benefits system administered by councils.