Attendance Allowance is extra money you can claim if you’re over State Pension age and need help with your care needs or regular supervision. It’s not means-tested, so you can claim it whatever your income or savings.

Next steps

Call the Attendance Allowance helpline to ask for an application pack. Or download a claim form from

If you need help filling in the form, you can contact our Helplineyour local Age UK or Citizens Advice.

To help someone else, see our tips on how to help someone to claim.

If you feel like something has gone wrong and you want to challenge the decision – for example, if you haven't qualified for Attendance Allowance, or if you've received a lower rate than you expected – see our factsheet What to do if you disagree with a benefits decision.

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