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Attendance Allowance

Anyone know at what age you can apply for AA. And is there a disabled or severely disabled element you should be applying for. Many Thanks mm

l believe it is 70yrs - and is not means tested.

Age is 65 and not means tested I think the criteria are the same as for Middle rate care (under 65) to get Lower rate AA Go the Age concern website and search for FS43 (Factsheet 43) for more info.

ladyinred2000 wrote:

Age is 65 and not means tested I think the criteria are the same as for Middle rate care (under 65) to get Lower rate AA Go the Age concern website and search for FS43 (Factsheet 43) for more info.

Sorry - should read FS34.

Hi mm Found this on direct.gov website… Who can get Attendance Allowance? You may get Attendance Allowance if the following apply: You have a physical disability (including sensory disability, such as blindness), a mental disability (including learning difficulties), or both Your disability is severe enough for you to need help caring for yourself or someone to supervise you, for your own or someone else’s safety You are aged 65 or over when you claim Attendance Allowance isn’t usually affected by any savings or income you may have. If you’re under age 65, you may get Disability Living Allowance. Attendance Allowance Weekly rate (tax year 2011-2012) Higher rate £73.60 Lower rate £49.30 Jacky x