Attendance Allowance Rates

There are two rates of Attendance Allowance - higher and lower.

When considering whether Attendance Allowance meets your needs, it's worth understanding the different rates at which the benefit is paid.  In simple terms, there are two rates of Attendance Allowance: Higher and Lower.  This article explains what those rates are and how you find out which rate you might get.

The level of attendance allowance you receive will depend on how much help you need.

However, Attendance Allowance is not means tested so your income and how much money you have deposited in savings accounts does not make any difference to how much benefit you will receive.

Lower and Higher Rates of Attendance Allowance

Level Rate Level of help you need
Lower £68.10 Frequent help or constant supervision during the day, or supervision at night.
Higher £101.75 Help or supervision throughout both day and night, or a medical professional has said you might have 12 months or less to live.

The Attendance Allowance benefit is paid weekly by automatic transfer into your nominated account.

Change of Circumstances

If your circumstances change you must tell the Department for Work and Pensions.  You might be entitled to Attendance Allowance at a higher rate or you might no longer be entitled to the benefit at all.  Whatever the change, it's important to report it.

Read more about reporting a change of circumstances.

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