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State Benefits

If you are over 65, you can claim Attendance Allowance (AA). This is non-means tested and is tax free, which means everyone is entitled to it. This can only be accessed if you need help with your personal care. You will be required to demonstrate that you have needed help for the last six months, and have lived in the UK for at least 26 out of the last 52 weeks. There are different rates depending on how your needs affects you. The higher rate applies when care is needed either during the day or at night. These payments are usually added to pension payments This payment is stopped or not applicable if local authority payments are made. Equally this payment stops for any person with a hospital stay that exceeds four weeks.

* Higher rate £73.60
* Lower rate £49.30

To download an application form click the link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/406113/aa1a-print-jul-2014.pdf

 

If you have any questions whatsoever on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01206 391488 or send an email to Reception@svcg.co.uk

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