Backdating attendance allowance
Watch our video for a quick guide to Attendance Allowance rules and rates.
No, it’s non-taxable, which means it doesn’t need to be considered for tax purposes.
Claims made under these rules should be handled within eight working days.
If applying for ‘special rules’, you must include a DS1500 form with the Attendance Allowance application.
Despite its reputation of being difficult to fill in, there’s lots of guidance on the form and plenty of examples of the information the DWP is looking for.
We also provide you with tips for filling in the form.
It isn't means tested and is available to anyone needing care at home or in a care home, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.
It’s intended for: The allowance is usually paid every four weeks.
The interactive claim form means that you can fill it in online.
You should claim from the date you began caring for the person for 35 hours a week or more.