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Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a non-means tested, non-taxable benefit for people aged 65 or over who are physically and/or mentally disabled and who need help with personal care and/or need help with getting around and/or need supervision to remain safe. You do not actually have to receive help, is the need for it that qualifies someone. You can receive it if you live alone, you do not have to have a carer and you do not need to spend any of the money on disability-related needs. 

  • higher rate   £83.10 per week
  • lower  rate   £55.65

 

Terminal illness

You may also qualify under the special rules if you are terminally ill – if because of progressive illness death can reasonably be expected within 6 months.

 

People claiming Attendance Allowance whilst living outside of the UK must have a genuine and sufficient link to the UK and show that it is the competent state to pay - please call for further advice.

 

Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a non-means tested, non-taxable benefit payable to people who, due to a health condition or disability, need help participating in everyday life and/or have difficulty getting around. You can qualify for PIP whether you have someone to help you or not. It is the help that you need which qualifies you rather than the help you already receive and you do not have to justify how you spend the money. It is paid to you not a carer.

PIP replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in April 2013 for those claiming aged 16 to 64. For how this affects people already in receipt of DLA, please see under Disability Living Allowance below.

Personal Independence Payment has a Daily Living component and a Mobility component. These broadly replace the care component and mobility component respectively of DLA - see below.

Daily Living – for help with participating in everyday life

 

  • enhanced rate   £83.10
  • standard rate    £55.65

Mobility – for help with getting around

  • enhanced rate   £58.00
  • standard rate    £22.00

 

Please note that the mobility component is not payable to those living permanently outside of the UK.

Terminal illness

You may also qualify under the special rules if you are terminally ill – if because of progressive illness death can reasonably be expected within 6 months.

 

People claiming PIP whilst living outside of the UK must have a genuine and sufficient link to the UK and show that the UK is the competent state to pay -please call for further advice.

 

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance was replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in April 2013 for people aged 16-64. Current recipients of DLA under the age of 65 will be contacted sometime after October 2015 to be re-assessed under  PIP unless their award runs out prior to that or they have a change in circumstances. Those aged 65 and over on 8th April 2013 can continue to receive DLA for as long as they are eligible. At present there no plans to abolish DLA for children under the age of 16 so if your child is under the age of 16 you can still make a claim for DLA. Children in receipt of DLA may remain on this benefit until they reach age 16 provided that they continue to satisfy the eligibility criteria. They will then need to make a claim for Personal Independence Payment.

 

Care component:       

  • highest rate   £83.10 per week
  • middle rate    £55.65
  • lowest rate    £22.00

 

Mobility component:   

  • higher rate  £58.00  per week
  • lower rate   £22.00

Please note that people living outside of the UK are not entitled to the mobility component of DLA. Please note that people living outside of the UK are not entitled to the mobility component of DLA unless awarded it prior to 1st June 1992.

 

People claiming Disability Living Allowance whilst living outside of the UK must have a genuine and sufficient link to the UK and show that it is the competent state to pay - please call for further advice.

 

 

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