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Attendance Allowance

This benefit provides weekly payments for support depending on your age and personal health.

Attendance allowance is available for a person who is ages 65 or over and you:

Have a physical disability (including sensory disability, for example blindness), a mental disability (including learning difficulties), or both

And 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.

There are more conditions which will need to be met in order to receive the support.

Please follow the following link for more information on eligibility, application and assessment for this allowance.

www.gov.uk/attendance-allowance/eligibility

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

If you are blind or partially sighted you may be entitled to receiving ESA support which is a weekly to monthly payment to help and support you.

If you are not working due to having limited capability for work because of sickness or disability and aged over 16 years of age, you may be entitled to receiving ESA.

You may not be entitled to certain other benefits (Statutory Sick Pay, Incapacity Benefit, Income Support, Severe Disablement Allowance or Jobseeker`s Allowance) and could still be entitled to ESA.

For more information and to apply for ESA please visit: www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance/overview

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

PIP helps support you for costs which may be caused by disability or illnesses.

PIP is only for people aged 16 to 64. If you are:

65 or older and were born before 8 April 1948, PIP is not the benefit that you will claim to help with extra costs. If you are claiming help for the first time, it will be Attendance Allowance. If you are 65 or over.

To find out more about eligibility and the application process, please visit: www.gov.uk/pip/overview

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

DLA helps support you for costs which may be caused by disability or illnesses.

PIP (Personal Independence Payment) is gradually replacing DLA for all ages.

If you`re aged 16 to 64 and not currently getting DLA, you may be able to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) instead.

If you were born after 8 April 1948 and you`re already claiming, you`ll continue to get DLA until the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) writes to tell you when your DLA will end and invites you to apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

For more information please visit: www.gov.uk/dla-disability-living-allowance-benefit/overview

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