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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QAThe higher rate of Attendance Allowance is paid to people who need help,care or supervision day and night.
Is this because the Government thinks that if they grant it the recipients might live too long, whereas it looks good to grant Attendance Allowance to pensioners, who might not enjoy it for very long in any case?
At present, the Social Security pay up to pounds 55 towards these costs in the form of attendance allowances.
uk CHILD BENEFIT Would be limited to the first two children DISABILITY BENEFITS Disability living allowance, Personal Independence Payments and Attendance Allowance (for over 65s who have care needs) would no longer be paid tax free CARER'S ALLOWANCE Restricted to those eligible for Universal Credit.
The research has prompted Age UK Newcastle and Age UK North Tyneside to encouraging local older people to claim their benefits, such as Pension Credit, Housing Benefit and Attendance Allowance.
A A person will be entitled to the lower rate of Attendance Allowance if s/he is so severely mentally or physically disabled that s/he needs: | frequent attention throughout the day or night in connection with her/his bodily functions; or | continual supervision throughout the day in order to avoid substantial danger to her/himself or others; or | at night, another person to be awake for a prolonged period for the purpose of watching over him/her.
There had been speculation that an attempt could be made to recoup the debt from her attendance allowance or pension.
The offer is available to residents aged over 60 years, who are disabled, or with children under the age of 16 living in their home and are in receipt of a benefit - like child tax credit, council tax benefit, income support or attendance allowance.
Mr Denton says Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance claims are largely self-assessed.
One of the reasons I could not vote for Labour at the last election was their plans to remove DLA and Attendance Allowance (AA) from all over 65, and the possible loss of the carer's allowance.
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.
The campaign to save disability living allowance (DLA) and attendance allowance (AA) follows the publication of the government''s care and support Green Paper in July.