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 don’t have to be registered as blind (severely sight impaired) or partially sighted (sight impaired) to make a claim, and it does not matter how much income you receive or savings you have. You also don’t need to have anyone caring for you to receive AA.

Publisher: RNIB
Published Date: 2021
Author: as publisher
Length: 17pp