Do You Qualify for Attendance Allowance?

Are you over 65? Do you need extra help to manage your illness or disability? If so, you could be eligible for an Attendance Allowance - and the team at Loreburn Housing Association are on hand to help you with your application.

Jo Petherick, Income Services Officer explained: “The Housing Team have recently been carrying out their annual visits to all of our tenants. During one visit, the tenants advised us that they were struggling to manage financially due to chronic ill health. They told us that they had applied for Attendance Allowance some time ago, but had been turned down.

I arranged to visit to help them complete a new application. Three weeks later, the tenants were delighted to report that they had been granted the higher rate Attendance Allowance of £82.30 per week, with a backdated payment to the date that the application form had been requested.”

Speak to your Income Services Officer if you would like further advice about claiming Attendance Allowance, or contact our Income Team on 01387 321300.