Definition of attendance allowance in English:

attendance allowance


  • [mass noun] (in the UK) a state benefit paid to disabled people who need constant care at home.

    ‘if they are very ill they can claim other benefits, such as attendance allowance’
    • ‘In the United Kingdom eligibility for attendance allowance may be immediately available in the exceptional circumstance of cancer with a short terminal prognosis of less than six months.’
    • ‘For example, when a person is discharged from National Health Service accommodation, he or she may be entitled to attendance allowance or other social security benefits.’
    • ‘If you are living in a care home and pay all your own fees you can claim attendance allowance.’
    • ‘Pension Credit, Council tax benefit, housing benefit and attendance allowance are just some of the benefits available to many older people to make life a little easier.’
    • ‘Money-related benefits such as pension credit, housing benefit and attendance allowance are all worth looking into.’
    • ‘Welfare rights officers visited their home to carry out an assessment, advising the couple they could claim for attendance allowance, which would give them a healthy contribution towards paying for their nursing care.’
    • ‘They pooled resources with the Department for Work and Pensions to introduce a new joint visiting team to help people apply for benefits such as attendance allowance, disability living allowance and pension credit.’
    • ‘Among the other entitlements many pensioners fail to claim are housing benefit, council tax benefit and attendance allowance.’
    • ‘The following benefits are recoverable only against the compensation for the cost of care incurred during the relevant period: attendance allowance; care component of disability living allowance; and disablement pension increase.’
    • ‘Grants to improve heating and insulation of property are available to pensioners in receipt of pension credit or attendance allowance and anyone receiving a disability living allowance.’
    • ‘We process disability living allowance and attendance allowance claims for disabled and elderly people.’
    • ‘She is not very mobile so she applied for attendance allowance to help with daily living.’
    • ‘We deal with attendance allowance, disability living allowance, mobility allowance and war pensions.’
    • ‘A pilot study carried out by one of us showed substantial health gains among elderly people after receipt of attendance allowance.’
    • ‘If you are caring for someone receiving a disability or attendance allowance, you may be able to apply for this.’


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