attendance allowance


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attendance allowance

n
(Social Welfare) (in Britain) a tax-free noncontributory welfare benefit for people over 65 years old who are so severely disabled that they need frequent attention or continual supervision for a period of six months or more
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AA person will be entitled to the lower rate of Attendance Allowance if s/he is so severely disabled, mentally or physically, that s/he needs : frequent attention through-|out the day or night in connection with her/his bodily functions; or continual supervision |throughout the day in order to avoid substantial danger to herself/himself or others; or at night, another person, to |be awake for a prolonged period for the purpose of watching over him/her.
The shortest attendance during the month was 21 minutes and the longest more than five hours, with PS5,700 claimed in attendance allowance and PS471 in travel costs, the newspaper said.
Nationally up to PS7 billion goes unclaimed every year in benefits such as Attendance Allowance, so it's money in the pot you could well be entitled to.
The local authority has a capped rate as to its contribution and you will lose your right to claim attendance allowance.
The number of people claiming disability living allowance in Wales is 237,000, with 114,000 claiming attendance allowance.
The disabled would be hit by a plan to tax Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payments and Attendance Allowance - saving an estimated PS1.
You are wrong to say councillors claim attendance allowance or travel expenses when a school governor.
We also have the disability living allowance, attendance allowance the constant attendance allowance via the MoD, war widows' allowance, war disablement pensions, also via the MoD.
However, being awarded a benefit such as Attendance Allowance (non means-tested) can passport you onto receiving other benefits and Attendance Allowance alone can increase your income to a maximum of just over PS4,000 a year.
Lord Howell, like all members of the House of Lords, can claim the PS300 a day (tax free) attendance allowance.
To qualify for Carer's Allowance you must spend at least 35 hours a week caring for a disabled person who receives Attendance Allowance, the care component of Disability Living Allowance (highest or middle rate), or Constant Attendance Allowance (paid with either Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit or War Disablement Pension).
Mr Jefferies fails to mention the all-important rules - that to be eligible for Carers' Allowance you must spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone who is ill or disabled and need to be caring for somebody who is getting attendance allowance or disability living allowance at the middle or highest rate for personal care.