This disability benefit is paid to people of state pension age who have a health condition or disability that affects their everyday lives. It’s the most underclaimed benefit in the UK yet Britons with 56 illnesses may qualify for this disability benefit from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Pensioners are the most likely age group to be missing out on benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), according to Age UK.
As the cost of living crisis continues to make life difficult for many – especially the most vulnerable in society – campaigners are urging people to check their benefits entitlement.
To raise awareness, pensioners are being reminded of which health conditions make them eligible for this financial help.
Charities like Age UK have also provided tips to help applicants fill out the form and increase their chances of a successful outcome.
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How much is Attendance Allowance?
Pensioners could receive up to £61.85 a week if they need help or supervision during the day or at night.
The higher rate, of £92.40, is awarded if a person needs help during the day and overnight, or if they are terminally ill.
Attendance Allowance is not means-tested and claiming will not reduce someone’s entitlement to Pension Credit – it may even lead to an increase in other benefits.
Meanwhile, people who qualify for Attendance Allowance may also be due a £150 cost of living support payment.
People should have started receiving this money from September 20.
In order to receive the £150 boost, people must have been receiving Attendance Allowance or another qualifying benefit on May 25, 2022.
Claimants do not need to fill out any forms for the cost of living support payment.