Benefits for people of retirement age FS12

This factsheet summarises the main benefits available to people in retirement from the Department of Work and Pensions or the local council.

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Attendance Allowance how to make an effective claim

This factsheet is about Attendance Allowance (AA), a benefit paid by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to people who have reached State Pension age who need help with personal care because of a disability or a health problem, such as sight loss. Many thousands of people with severe sight loss receive AA. You […]

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Paying for care and support at home Factsheet 46

This factsheet explains charging for social care services in places other than care homes, mainly related to services provided in your own home. This is because the two charging systems are slightly different. It also covers charging for carers’ services. This factsheet also describes how you can be deemed to be a self-funder following a […]

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Attendance Allowance Factsheet 34

This factsheet covers Attendance Allowance, a tax-free and non-meanstested benefit paid to people who are 65 years old or over with attention or supervision needs. Unlike Disability Living Allowance (DLA), it does not have a mobility component. Attendance Allowance rates are identical to the highest and middle rates of DLA care component.

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