This isn’t a means-tested benefit, which means current savings or income won’t affect the claim, nor will it impact other benefits received – in fact, it could actually help with eligibility for other benefits, such as Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, or Council Tax Reduction.
Attendance Allowance claimants are also eligible for the Government’s “Christmas Bonus”, awarded to people claiming certain benefits during the qualifying week, which is usually the first full week of December.
The Christmas Bonus is a one-off, tax-free, automatic £10 payment made before Christmas.
How to claim Attendance Allowance
To get the benefit, claimants need to fill out a form, clearly outlining the help they do need, as well as the help they don’t.