This is a non-means tested benefit for those over retirement age. You can receive this benefit regardless of your income and savings.
Attendance Allowance is similar to Personal Independence Payments, as you will be awarded this benefit based on how your condition affects your day-to-day life. If a medical assessment confirms that your condition affects your ability to carry out daily tasks, you may be awarded either the lower or higher rate of this benefit.
If you have a mental health condition and you are over the retirement age, then you may be able to claim this benefit. If you can show that your condition is affecting your ability to carry out daily tasks, such as engaging with people and organising your day, you should be able to claim this benefit.
If you go into hospital when you claim this benefit, your payments may be suspended after 28 days. When you leave hospital, the benefit should go back into payment.
You can apply for this benefit by printing off and completing the application form found here on the government website
If you cannot print the form, you can call 0800 731 0122 to request a copy of the form.
Further information about this benefit can be found here: